Ramirez injures ankle vs. Twins

Updated: July 29, 2009, 11:31 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Wednesday's game against the Minnesota because of a likely sprained right ankle.

Ramirez will have X-rays Thursday after the team returns to Chicago, although team trainers do not think it is more serious.

Ramirez slid into second base trying to break up a double play in the seventh inning, and ended up rolling in pain on the turf. He was helped off the field by two trainers and was on crutches after the game purely as a precaution.

Ramirez, who entered the game in a 2-for-24 slump, was 2 for 3.


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