Hanley still hurting
Hanley Ramirez walked slowly to the batting cages behind the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. The All-Star shortstop took a few easy swings. The verdict?
“Not good,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez’s sore right hand still doesn’t feel right. So the Marlins once again will be without their 25-year-old sensation.
Ramirez is still hurting from being pegged on the right hand by a John Maine fastball on Monday when the Marlins were in New York.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez was hopeful that Ramirez would be back on Thursday. Now, he will wait and see if Friday is more realistic. If it isn’t, then sometime during the four-game series with the Cubs.
What was encouraging in warmups on Thursday is Ramirez fielded some grounders at shortstop and he made throws to first base.
— Joe Frisaro