Hanley could be starting Tuesday
MIAMI — Hanley Ramirez asked to be in the lineup on Monday night, but Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said the third baseman likely will be starting on Tuesday.
Ramirez, who didn’t start in the weekend series at Pittsburgh due to inflammation in his right hand, took early batting practice on Monday. Manager Ozzie Guillen liked Ramirez’s swing, and noted the veteran could be available to pinch-hit on Monday in the series opener against the Braves.
Barring a setback, the 28-year-old should be starting on Tuesday.
Giancarlo Stanton also took BP on the field, as he increases his rehab back from right knee surgery that was performed on July 8.
Stanton did some running on the treadmill, and the hope is he will be back perhaps as early as two or three weeks.
Marlins on Monday activated reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo from the restricted list, and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. It is unlikely he will pitch this season.
Oviedo is a free agent in 2013 and it is likely that he won’t return to the Marlins.
– Joe Frisaro