Hanley Ramirez back in Dodgers’ lineup Thursday

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Hanley Ramirez has missed back-to-back starts with a strained right elbow, but he’s back in the lineup tonight for the opener of a four-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Ramirez originally felt something in his elbow on a throw on Monday and was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup after he experienced renewed soreness during warm-ups. However, he was cleared to return tonight after he made it through his usual pre-game routine without incident.

Ramirez, 30, is batting .277/.362/.444 with 13 home runs, 69 RBI, and 14 stolen bases over 120 games this season. In addition to his recent elbow issue, the impending free agent has missed time with shoulder, calf, and oblique injuries.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.