Hanley hit by pitch, exits as precautionary measure

Hanley hit by pitch, exits as precautionary measure

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch on his left tricep and was removed from Thursday's game against the Angels as a precautionary measure.

Ramirez, who was rendered useless in the NL Championship Series when a Joe Kelly fastball fractured two ribs, was hit by Dane De La Rosa.

Ramirez stayed in the game to run and then came out to ice.

Ramirez said he expected to be able to play Friday.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.