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Ramirez Hurting

Players coming up injured is starting to be a theme to the season and it is one I could do without.

Hanley isn't quite right, physically.

Feeling some tightness in his right groin, shortstop Hanley Ramirez was taken out of Tuesday's game against the Nationals for precautionary reasons after the first inning


Immediately, manager Fredi Gonzalez took Ramirez out of the game.

"I didn't want to take any chances with him," Gonzalez said. "At first base after he ran, he kind of gave a little hesitation. I asked him if it was something. He said it was a little tight. I'm not taking any chances with any tightness stuff here in spring."

The Marlins are off on Wednesday, and Ramirez says he wants to play Thursday.

"We'll see," Gonzalez said. "I like to see the guys who want to come back. We'll see. We'll let our medical people examine him. If it's not Thursday, it's Friday.


"I felt it after I swung," Ramirez said. "I'll be ready for Thursday. It's [bothered me the last] couple of days. It's fine. I just want to make sure everything is OK and get ready for the season. I wanted to stay in."

First off: Kid the job is yours assuming you stay healthy and continuing to aggravate the muscle just to finish out the spring is not what the team needs.

Second: What is it about Hanley's swing that is so violent?  All of his injuries since becoming a Marlin have happened when he was batting.  First, when his shoulder popped-out (twice) and now the groin injury.  Either something isn't right with his fundamentals, which can be corrected, or he is going to be injury prone most of his career from exerting above the maximum effort his body can stand.