SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly doesn't expect injured shortstop Hanley Ramirez back from the disabled list any time soon.
Ramirez thinks his skipper is wrong and isn't certain he needed to go out.
The Dodgers put Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. The team made the move Saturday, a day after he hurt himself running the bases.
Ramirez isn't the only Los Angeles player hurting. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was a late scratch from Saturday's game with NL West rival San Francisco due to a sore neck.
Asked to speculate how long he thought Ramirez would be sidelined, Mattingly didn't sound optimistic.
"A while ... I hope that puts it in the right category," Mattingly said. "You never really know when a guy's ready or not because you can't ever get to the intensity that you need to get to on the hamstring where you're going to explode and ask for more of your body. It's going to be a while."
Ramirez was injured while trying to go from first base to third in the sixth inning of Friday night's 2-1 loss at San Francisco.
The 29-year-old Ramirez was reinstated from the DL on Monday after surgery on his right thumb in March. He started the season on the disabled list after being injured during the World Baseball Classic.
Ramirez went 5 for 11 with a home run in four games for the Dodgers.
He walked gingerly through the Los Angeles clubhouse before Saturday's game and slowly changed clothes in front of his locker before telling reporters he hopes for a speedy recovery.