Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez hurt as Dominican Republic beats Puerto Rico for World Baseball Classic title.

Hanley Ramirez and the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 on Tuesday to claim their first World Baseball Classic title. It was a bittersweet day for the Dodgers, who could only watch as Ramirez jammed his thumb diving for a ground ball in the third inning:

Ramirez, who was playing third base, stayed in the game but later came out and was fitted with a splint. The Dodgers reportedly won’t know the extent of the injury until tomorrow.

According to’s Danny Knobler,

Dominican Republic manager Tony Pena and third-base coach Juan Samuel both said they don’t believe that Ramirez is seriously hurt, but the Dodgers likely won’t feel comfortable until Ramirez’s MRI comes back clean and he’s able to take the field again for them.

The Dominican Republic did not lose in the WBC, going 8-0 and outscoring opponents 36-14. Ramirez batted .200 (4 for 20) in the tournament.

“Tonight we’re going to celebrate, tomorrow we’re going to celebrate and Thursday we’re going to spring training,” said Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who was named MVP.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.