To be fair, Hanley Ramirez warned us.
“I think it’s soon. I’m going to tweet it for my fans,” Ramirez said five days ago, asked when and where his rehabilitation assignment would begin.
“You can just tell us,” I replied.
“No,” he said.
So here was the “official” word Wednesday morning:
At Bakersfield tomorrow see you there!!!!!
— Hanley Ramirez (@HanleyRamirez) May 29, 2013
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes play the Bakersfield Blaze Thursday through Sunday before returning home Monday.
Ramirez has played four major-league games since Opening Day, the last coming May 3. His assignment with the Dodgers’ Single-A affiliate is good news, however it’s delivered, and it means Ramirez could be back with the Dodgers next week if his hamstring holds up.
Some bullet points for a Nigerian Democracy Day: