The Oakland Athletics outfielder suffered an injury during his personal training, which cancels his participation in Dominican winter baseball
A complicated year for the Dominican player Ramon Laureano from Oakland Athletics continues, after it was reported through a team press release that the player suffered an injury that required surgical intervention.
According to the team, Laureano He underwent surgery on Thursday, September 30 in Philadelphia to repair his abdominal muscles, which suffered a type of injury whose severity was not described, but which began to cause discomfort when he began his off-season training. The team also noted that the outfielder would be traveling to Arizona to begin his rehabilitation and training in preparation for spring training next year.
It is remembered that the reason why Ramon Laureano not playing with his team is an 80-game suspension imposed for using a performance-enhancing substance and despite his appeal, MLB decided to maintain the referred punishment.
As a result of this, there had been much speculation about a possible participation of the player with his team within the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM), the Tigres del Licey, a possibility confirmed by the manager of the group, Carlos Jose Lugo and even, as confirmed by a source of full credit to ESPN Digital, Oakland Athletics He had already granted permission for the player to see action for the first time in his professional career.
As a result of this, it is correct to assume that such participation will not be possible this year, although the Tigres del Licey they have not confirmed the situation officially.
Ramon Laureano He played 88 games in the 2021 MLB season where he hit .246 with an OPS of .760, fourteen homers, 39 RBIs and 43 runs scored. Additionally, he stole 12 bases in 17 attempts.