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“Growing sense in Marlins clubhouse” that Hanley Ramirez won’t play again this season

Aug 19, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Hanley Ramirez Reuters

Hanley Ramirez is eligible to return from the disabled list two weeks after spraining his left shoulder, but Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post writes that “there’s a growing sense in the Marlins clubhouse” that he’ll miss the remainder of the season.

No one has ruled out Ramirez returning and manager Jack McKeon spoke about how “we need him” for the final month, but according to Capozzi “his return would surprise many people in the organization.”

Ramirez previously underwent surgery on the same shoulder in 2007, but had never missed more than 20 games in a season before this year. He’s already missed 31 games and hit just .243 with 10 homers and a .712 OPS before the injury, posting career-worst numbers across the board at age 27.

Based on Capozzi’s article it seems clear that some people within the Marlins organization believe he can come back from the sprained shoulder in September, so remaining on the DL certainly won’t help his already damaged reputation in Florida whether the injury warrants it or not.

  1. sknut - Aug 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    If he is out for the rest of the year, is it possible Hanley has played his last game in a Marlins uniform? Seems there is a schism that might be too wide to bridge and the Fish would look to trade him.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 19, 2011 at 11:40 AM

      He’s got three more years at about $15M/year. If he’s healthy, he should fetch a ton of prospects in a trade, but a second injury on a surgically repaired shoulder could be an issue.

  2. Charles Gates - Aug 19, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Somewhere, in a lofty office high above the hustle and bustle of the city streets, there’s a man sitting at an antique desk, leather soled shoes resting upon it, swirling an evening’s dark brown libation over some ice, gears spinning a fury inside his balding head. Already moves ahead in a methaphorical game of chess against an opponent that isn’t even aware they’re engaged yet, he smiles as the grandfather clock chimes in a new day. The sun will rise again over the streets of New York, streets which will soon be deftly shaded by the shadow of Hanley Ramirez.

    • 5thbase - Aug 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM

      He’s going to take a vacation in New York? He’s certainly not not going to play there. One New York team can’t afford to pay its own shortstop and the other has 2 remaining years on a contract to way way way way way overpay theirs. Honestly, Philadelphia would be more likely than New York and Boston would be more likely than either.

  3. tuftsb - Aug 19, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Is “Joe Capozzi” Logan Morrison’s nom de plume?

  4. firedude7160 - Aug 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    So you are saying I probly shouldn’t bother keeping him on my fantasy roster? Great. 3 shortstops on my team and 2- Ramirez and Reyes- are on the DL. Maybe I will pick up Alex Gonzalez, the Braves SS, and see if I can go for the trifecta

  5. Old Gator - Aug 20, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    There has actually been a lot of conversation on Macondo spowrts tawk raydeeo for the last couple of months about trading Hanley, on the English and Espanglish stations alike (the callers to the Kreyol station are more concerned with offering homey advice for nostrums Hanley might use to rid himself of the accursed blood diamond studded .342 amulet Scrooge McLoria gave him last year). Ergo, the idea’s not new. And let’s face it: if the notion has entered the weltanschauung, it’s probably because some petty factotum (and let’s face this too: all the Feesh administrators are petty factotums, taking their cues from Scrooge and the Chihuahua themselves, who are the totemic poles of outer management here) has leaked – or oozed, more like it – to one or more of our nasal-droneworthy raydeeo hosts that the idea of unloading Mr. Personality has been bandied with the brandy up in the eggsecutive suite.

    Hanley is no longer a fan favorite here. Some of that is the result of the usual backbiting and jealous pique (see: Uggla, Dan) and some of it has been well earned by primping and sulking and hot-dogging. Whatever, if Hanley is traded he won’t really be missed all that much, except in the stats.

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