X-rays taken on Hanley Ramirez's left ribs have come back negative manager Don Mattingly announced following Game 2 of the NLCS on Saturday. There are more tests scheduled for Sunday however.

"We're going to do more tests tomorrow. It hurts" said Ramirez to reporters following the game.

Ramirez 29 took a Joe Kelly fastball to the ribs in Game 1 on Friday. He stayed in the game and was tentatively scheduled to play in Game 2 before being a late scratch.

Ramirez missed time with hamstring shoulder and back soreness in the second half of the season. Thumb and hamstring problems limited forced him to the DL for much of the first half. Even though there's no fracture core injuries tend to linger and may affect him the rest of the series.