Shoulder keeps Hanley out as Crawford starts running

Shoulder keeps Hanley out as Crawford starts running

LOS ANGELES -- While Juan Uribe was in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday, shortstop Hanley Ramirez was still absent.

Ramirez has been out since Tuesday in Kansas City with an arthritic right shoulder. He was scheduled to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday, and manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez underwent an MRI -- the results of which have yet to be announced. Miguel Rojas started at short in place of Ramirez on Thursday.

Meanwhile, left fielder Carl Crawford, who has been on the disabled list since May 27 with a left ankle sprain has begun running again after experiencing a setback at the team's training facility in Arizona.

"He was running today," Mattingly said Thursday. "I saw a video of him running on the field. I think he's going to start being able to do more and more, so he's back on track. He's going to be swinging the bat and getting back on the field."

Mattingly also said left-hander Scott Elbert was scheduled to throw another rehab outing -- about 25 pitches -- Thursday night.

Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.