"It doesn't seem too bad, but that doesn't mean potentially he won't be on the DL," Torre said. "It's below the hamstring where it normally would be a serious one. For certain, we'll have to do the conservative thing, since it's early on in the season."
Ramirez was injured Tuesday night running the bases. The 38-year-old had a history of hamstring problems in Boston, although Torre indicated this is a new injury. Earlier this season, Ramirez spent a stint on the disabled list with a strained right calf muscle.
"If we make a decision, we want to be ready to pull the trigger," said Torre, apparently meaning choosing a replacement from Triple-A Albuquerque. Xavier Paul replaced Ramirez earlier this year.
Ramirez's injury comes at a time when he was one of the hottest hitters in the lineup. Despite lacking the power that made him famous, Ramirez has a hit in 10 of his last 11 games and since June 13 is batting .460 (23-for-50). On the season, he has eight home runs and is on pace for only 17, which would be his lowest total for a full season. He also hit 17 his rookie season of 1994, when he played only 91 games in a season shortened by the work stoppage.
Garret Anderson started for the Dodgers in left field Wednesday.