The Cleveland Indians’ playoff chances took a blow on Sunday when the team placed third baseman Jose Ramirez on the injured list with a fractured right hand.

Ramirez will undergo surgery on Monday in New York with the team knowing more of a timeline for his recovery after the surgery.

The third baseman left in the first inning of Saturday’s game against Kansas City after a foul tip. The two-time All-Star had an MRI on his wrist after he felt discomfort. Following the game, manager Terry Francona told the media that Ramirez had already been dealing with a sore wrist, but this was a bigger issue.

Sunday morning, Francona said there were a few things his club could do moving forward in light of the news.

"You can feel sorry for yourself, which probably doesn't end well. Or you can choose to fight back and feel like this is our time to shine,” Francona said, according to The Athletic.

"And I would choose number 2. I'm aware that it got more difficult. We lost a great player. That doesn't mean you can't win. Just makes it a little harder."

The 26-year old Ramirez finished third in the American League MVP voting the last two seasons. His surge in the second half of this year’s campaign has helped the Indians catch the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central. Over the month of August, he has 17 extra base hits which are tied with Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox for the lead in the majors.

Cleveland has recalled infielder Yu Chang from Triple-A Columbus to take the spot on the 25-man roster.