Hanley hopes to miss a week
MIAMI — Going on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career hasn’t dampened Hanley Ramirez’s enthusiasm about a speedy recovery.
The Marlins’ three-time All-Star shortstop feels he may only be out a week.
On Monday afternoon, Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list — retroactive to May 30 — with a left back strain. Shortly after the decision was made, the 27-year-old sounded confident that he could be back in lineup on June 14, when the Marlins open a four-game series with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
“I hope it’s just a week,” Ramirez said.
Due to the retroactive date, June 14 is the first day Ramirez is eligible to be reinstated. Monday was the most confident the Florida shortstop has sounded about a speedy return.
“Today, I haven’t had that tingle in my leg,” he said. “Everything has been improving. I think I feel way better today than I did yesterday and the day before.”
— Joe Frisaro