Following surgery to remove a fractured hamate bone in his right hand, José Ramírez took to Instagram to let everyone know the surgery went well, and to thank them for thoughts and messages.
Ramírez suffered the fracture Saturday when he heard a “crack” in his hand mid at-bat against the Kansas City Royals.
Typical recovery time for hamate bone surgery takes between six to eight weeks, but the Indians have not yet given José and official timeline for return. Hamate bone surgery tends to sap power from hitters well after they return, however, so we may not see the same José Ramírez we’ve seen in the second half of the season, even if he does return in time for the playoff push.
Prior to the injury, José had fought back from a dreadful start to the season to post a league-average wRC+ of 100 on the season. From the start of July to his injury on August 24, José slashed .320/.354/.691 with 19 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs, and six stolen bases for a wRC+ of 161.