Hanley aggravates right groin

Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday’s game in the bottom of the third inning with a tight right groin, and his status is day-to-day.

After the game, Ramirez said he didn’t know if he would be ready for Wednesday’s series finale with the Phillies. Florida lost 5-3 on Tuesday.

The Marlins All-Star shortstop experienced some discomfort after extending to beat out an infield single in the top of the third inning against the Phillies. Ramirez raced out a grounder to shortstop Jimmy Rollins. On his last step he reached his leg out, causing some aggravation.

He said he felt he hit the bag too hard, and the tightness increased while he was in the field.

The Marlins are off on Thursday, so if Ramirez sat out Wednesday, he essentially could have two days of rest.

On a 52-degree night at Citizens Bank Park, Ramirez was unable to continue.

Third baseman Emilio Bonifacio replaced Ramirez at shortstop and Wes Helms entered to play third base.

– Joe Frisaro

 

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