Report: Dodgers to put Ramirez on DL

Updated: July 3, 2010, 2:23 AM ET
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PHOENIX -- It appears Manny Ramirez is headed to the disabled list for a second time this season.

The Los Angeles Times reported early Saturday that Ramirez is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

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The Times reported Xavier Paul was going to be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez's spot on the active roster.

The Dodgers slugger hasn't played since straining his hamstring Tuesday against San Francisco, and wasn't available Friday against Arizona, even as a pinch-hitter.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Friday Ramirez would likely be out the rest of the three-game series and the team will have to decide whether to continue playing a man down or put him on the disabled list next week. Ramirez said his hamstring was getting better, but Torre wasn't sure how close he was to returning.

Los Angeles is 13-15 this season without Ramirez, who is hitting .322 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 59 games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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