Hanley has left shoulder instability

NEW YORK — Hanley Ramirez is dealing with some left shoulder instability, and he will discuss treatment options with a Marlins physician this weekend.

The results of an MRI taken on Wednesday were revealed on Thursday.

Ramirez will further assess his situation with Dr. Lee Kaplan in South Florida. The two options are whether to treat the ailing shoulder with rest, or go ahead with a surgical procedure.

Since Ramirez was injured at New York on Aug. 2, the shoulder has popped out of socket a couple of times. After it occurred the first time, he was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 10, retroactive to Aug. 3.

Ramirez felt it pop out again on Tuesday while he was on rehab assignment playing for Class A  Jupiter, which makes it doubtful he will play the rest of this year.

After the 2007 season, Ramirez had surgery on the same shoulder. Even if a procedure is need, it isn’t believed to be as serious as what the 27-year-old shortstop went through in ’07. So there are no indications that Ramirez won’t be healthy for the 2012 season, should he not return in September.

Joe Frisaro


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