The news comes on the heels of a highly publicized incident which left one performer in the hospital with serious injuries. Ramirez insists that the injuries are the result of poor equipment and not his fault but the producers of the show have decided to make a change anyway.
"We are all going to miss Mr. Ramirez but there come's a point when you have to do something.", says show director Julie Taymor. "I'm sure this is not all his fault but when this many injuries start piling up you have to make a move just show the public that you are not going to stand for it."
Though Ramirez initially declined to comment, he later released a statement that said he intends to return to Puerto Rico and concentrate on getting Carlos Beltran ready for 2011.
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