After spending a week as a spectator on the Marlins’ bench, Hanley Ramirez has been sent to the disabled list with a sprained left shoulder. The move is retroactive to August 3rd, so Florida could get their star shortstop back as soon as the 18th.
Ramirez has been out since the 2nd after landing awkwardly on his shoulder while attempting to make a diving catch against the Mets. It was the same shoulder that Ramirez had arthroscopic surgery performed on following the 2007 season.
Florida hoped that a few days off would allow Ramirez to return to their lineup without making an extended trip to the DL.
But after last night’s game they made the announcement as it appears it’s taking more time then hoped for Hanley’s shoulder to get back to good. Ramirez reports that he has no extension in the arm and still felt pain when swinging a bat recently.
Thought Ramirez has only posted an OPS of .712 this season, he’s still one of the best bats in the game and was beginning to show that in July when he hit at a clip of .293/.391/.505.
In Ramirez’s absence, the Marlins will continue to go with Emilio Bonifacio as their everyday shortstop.
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