Well, here’s one reason why:
Ramirez singled in his next at-bat and stayed in for a few more innings before being replaced by Miguel Tejada. It wasn’t clear why at first, until… oh.
Official: Hanley Ramirez left the game because of jammed right thumb.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 20, 2013
No indication yet on severity, of course, though I’d consider it a good thing that he didn’t leave immediately. More to come, no doubt.