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Hanley Ramirez to miss more games due to infected hand

Jul 22, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

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Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez suffered a cut on the knuckles of his right hand when he punched a cooling fan earlier this month in St. Louis. He then forgot to take his daily medication and is now sidelined indefinitely with a nasty infection.

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that Ramirez had only “50 percent use of his hand” on Saturday night and will be idle for the rest of this weekend’s series with the Pirates. He could also miss the Marlins’ three-game set against the Braves that gets underway Monday in Miami.

“I don’t think I can grab the ball or the bat,” said Hanley. “As soon as I can do those things, I will be there.’’

Ramirez, 28, is batting .246/.322/.430 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 92 games this season. It’s important to stress again that fights with inanimate objects — especially big metal ones — don’t often end well.

  1. keithbangedyermom - Jul 22, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    This guy really is one of those players that will never fulfill his potential. Still a very good player, but he could have been outstanding.

    • jon623 - Jul 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Feels like we have been waiting for a long time, doesn’t it? I have to agree, I don’t think he will ever be the incredible skill that we all thought he would be. I thought this guy could have developed into an all-time great, to be honest. Doesn’t seem it’s going to happen.

  2. papichulo55 - Jul 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Trade Bait!

  3. baccards - Jul 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Daily medication? It was a cut, or cuts, possibly. How about washing. keep clean, and band-aid?

    • jobotjones - Jul 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      I don’t get it!

      You can’t do your job with an injury like this how does he or anyone on the medical staff let it get infected??

      • kkolchak - Jul 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

        I guess no one had a tube of Neosporin.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Jul 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

      thanks doc bacccards for your disgnosis. THe internet is funny that way – a solution for every problem whether it be Nucflear waste, Hanley Rmairez.Maybe next time this happens they’ll just annnounce it and wait for the most popular rememdy from the internet.

  4. onbucky96 - Jul 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Mount St.Ozzie, preparing for its next erruption

  5. randygnyc - Jul 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Baccards- obviously, the lacerations were serious enough to warrant oral antibiotics, which he “forgot” to take. Your first clue should have been that they required stitches. Sounds like Hanley has a bad case of willful ignorance to me.

  6. scratchnsniffnblog - Jul 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if his infection clears up the day before he is traded.

    • jon623 - Jul 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      You can’t really fake an infection… Soreness, sure. But an infection? Not likely.

      • yahmule - Jul 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

        Hanley seems to fake giving a shit a fair amount of the time.

  7. kkolchak - Jul 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    “He then forgot to take his daily medication and is now sidelined indefinitely with a nasty infection.

    That sentence says all you really need to know about this guy. If taking some medication to help keep him healthy enough to play is too big of a burden, he obviously doesn’t care about anything but his paycheck.

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