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Hanley Ramirez scratched from Friday’s lineup after being hit in nose during BP

Jun 15, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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The Marlins were given quite the scare this afternoon, as Hanley Ramirez was hit in the nose by a batted ball which bounced off a batting cage screen in the cage at Tropicana Field.

Ramirez was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Rays as a result of the incident, but Marlins’ manager Ozzie Guillen told Coley Harvey of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the injury doesn’t appear to be serious.

“He’s kind of dizzy right now,” Guillen said of Ramirez about two hours before Friday’s first pitch. “He should be ready (Saturday). The trainers don’t think it’s anything big, but they want to wait for the doctor to see how it is.”

Donovan Solano made the start at the hot corner tonight, but Greg Dobbs is also an option to fill in if Ramirez needs to miss a few days.

After being limited to just 92 games in 2011 due to a shoulder injury which eventually required surgery, Ramirez is hitting .259/.336/.461 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .797 OPS through through 63 games this season. He’s grounded into 10 double plays, which is tied with Cubs’ outfielder Alfonso Soriano for the National League lead.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    And Slobbering Ozzie came up thinking quick on this one: he dropped the Iron Giant down to third in the lineup and had Tweeter, with his .230 BA and his roughly .150 RISP, batting cleanup. I’ll save the unutterably pathetic results for tomorrow’s Settling the Score.

    And the faith the Feesh continue to show in Tweeter continues to baffle me. I try not to think about the deals the Feesh didn’t make last weenter because other GMs wanted Tweeter. The horror, the horror.

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