Indians’ Ramirez hit by pitch on forearm, leaves Twins’ game

Ramirez was hit in the right forearm by a 93.1 mph pitch from Kyle Gibson.

Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez, right, receives congratulations from Erik Gonzalez, left, after he hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez, right, receives congratulations from Erik Gonzalez, left, after he hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez left Thursday’s game against Minnesota after getting hit by a pitch, but X-rays showed no serious injury.

Ramirez was hit in the right forearm by a 93.1 mph pitch from Kyle Gibson in the top of the second inning. He kneeled a few feet down the first-base line and was quickly attended to by a trainer. He walked off holding his arm after a few minutes.

“He’s OK,” manager Terry Francona said after the game. “I think it just hit him right here (points to forearm) on the nerve where for a few minutes there he was feeling it pretty good.”

The first-time All-Star has 18 home runs and 58 RBIs this season for the first-place Indians. He leads the American League with 61 extra-base hits, including a league-tying 38 doubles.

“Yeah, of course I was scared,” Ramirez said through a translator. “It hurt really bad and I thought that I broke it. But I’m fine. Thank God.”

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