Not surgery set yet for Hanley
MIAMI — Hanley Ramirez will have one more test before undergoing surgery on his left shoulder.
The 27-year-old spoke with reporters on Monday afternoon, and he noted no date has been set for surgery. Within the next few days, the Marlins shortstop will undergo a CT Scan. Once that is completed, he will have surgery.
The hope is he will be ready for Opening Day. He is holding hope to be ready for the start of Spring Training, but that will be determined after the severity of the surgery is determined.
“I’m going to have another test on my shoulder,” Ramirez said. “I’m going to have the surgery, but we haven’t set the date yet. We’ve got to do that test first.”
Will he be ready for the start of 2012?
“We are at a time right now, after the surgery, I’ve just got to work hard,” Ramirez said. “I’ve done it before. I was ready for the first day of Spring Training. So hopefully, it’s not a surgery to take longer than it was before.”
After the 2007 season, Ramirez had surgery in October and he was back for the start of Spring Training.
– Joe Frisaro