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Hanley Ramirez lifted with tight hammy, '50-50' for Sunday

Jun 20, 2010, 8:54 AM EDT

As MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports, Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Rays with tightness in his right hamstring and is “50-50″ to play on Sunday.

Brian Barden replaced him in the ninth inning and failed to register a hit in a game that carried into the 11th inning and saw the Rays escape with a wild 9-8 victory.  Hanley was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored before departing.  He will be a game-time decision Sunday after the Marlins’ medical staff runs some tests.

“He iced it down,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said in his post-game presser. “We’ll re-evaluate it
tomorrow. If I had to give you a percentage, it’s 50-50 that he will
play.”

Ramirez has batted .286 with a .370 on-base percentage, .492 slugging percentage, 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 252 at-bats this season.  He has also swiped 12 bases.

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