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Hanley Ramirez out with a stiff shoulder

As all you know by now, Hanley Ramirez didn't play due to a stiff shoulder.

Ramirez, who has had a sore shoulder for a few weeks, made a couple of diving stops in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Mets.

As a precaution, Ramirez was given a breather in the finale.

"He sucked it up over the course of the game yesterday," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "It was stiffening up. And he played.



Last October, Ramirez underwent an arthroscopic procedure to his left shoulder. The 24-year-old, who was voted into the All-Star Game as a starter, had a labrum tear repaired.

His shoulder aggravated him on Saturday, and he noted that in the fifth inning, when he was intentionally walked by Johan Santana, that he may not have been able to swing the bat effectively.


Hanley is considering playing Winter Ball and I'm not sure that is great idea.  Should Hanley want to play, the Marlins will have to approve it.  Normally, the Marlins let any player who wants to play in the winter leagues do it.  But maybe in Hanley's case that policy should be rethought.  Then again, maybe it is nothing.  However the, he couldn't swing the bat thing doesn't sound that good to me.