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Manny Ramirez on the Disabled List. Again.

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The Dodgers have put outfielder Manny Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season. This time the 38-year old has suffered a significant strain in his right calf as manager Joe Torre characterized it though it shouldn’t keep him out for the remainder of the season.

“They said about three weeks,” Torre said although he was unsure whether that included his rehab stints.

Ramirez was put on the disabled list on April 23 for a right calf strained and missed 14 games and on June 30 with a right hamstring missing 11 games.

While this will deal a blow to the Dodger offense, the Dodgers are a bit accustomed to it with Ramirez already missing 28 games so far this season.

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“You never want to get used to it,” Torre said. “You’re still anticipating his coming back. This was a big disappointment by virtue of the fact that we just got him back.”

The corresponding transaction with see back-up catcher Brad Ausmus returning from the 60-day disabled list after having back surgery in April. The 41-year old has made rehab appearance with the Class-A Inland Empire 66ers and AAA Albuquerque Isotopes making a combined eight appearances batting .350 while catching in six games.

“It’s pretty remarkable,” Torre said. “He was pretty well determined he was going to do this. You get to his age and you have surgery like that, you say that it’s been a great run, see you later.”

Another transaction will be coming up either tomorrow or Thursday sending catcher AJ Ellis back to Albuquerque. Veteran outfielder Jay Gibbons will most likely be brought up, although 22-year old outfielder Trayvon Robinson has also been discussed.