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Lineup vs. Mets in Jupiter

Initially, Cody Ross was in the lineup for the Marlins against the Mets at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday. But after feeling some discomfort during batting practice, Ross was scratched from the starting lineup. Scott Cousins is filling in at right field.

Ross has been nursing a sore right thumb. But the discomfort he felt on Monday was the result of a groin strain.

The Marlins and Mets will be playing at 1:05 p.m. ET at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.

The Mets lineup is set:


MrMetlogo4.jpg1) Angel Pagan, CF

2) Fernando Martinez, RF

3) David Wright, 3B

4) Jason Bay, LF

5) Daniel Murphy, 1B

6) Rod Barajas, C

7) Russ Adams, 2B

8) Ruben Tejada, SS

9) John Maine, P


marlinschampring.jpg1) Jai Miller, CF

2) Jorge Jimenez, 3B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Scott Cousins, RF

6) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

7) Brett Carroll, LF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Ryan Tucker, P

— Joe Frisaro


Cody could be done

Last Saturday, Cody Ross was drilled on the left wrist by a John Maine fastbal.

The Marlins outfielder hasn’t played since, and chances are he won’t play in the final series against the Phillies. In fact, it’s extremely doubtful that Ross will play. But that isn’t stopping him from doing whatever he can to get back into action before the season ends on Sunday.

“I want to get back out there,” Ross said. “I want to finish the season. I don’t want to finish on the bench.”

All the want is being tempered by some lingering soreness on the wrist. He has taken some dry swings in recent days, but he hasn’t done any hitting. On Friday he was going to test the wrist in the cage.

Ross has had a solid season rotating between center field and right field. In the field, he has played to the level the organization feels he is worthy of a Gold Glove.

At the plate, Ross has established himself as well. In 151 games, he is batting .270 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez has not ruled out using Ross in the final series. However, Gonzalez notes the wrist “is a little tender. Hopefully, it will improve.”

“He’s going to have to tell me that he’s good to go,” Gonzalez said.

— Joe Frisaro


Ross exits in fourth

Cody Ross was plunked on the left hand in the fourth inning by a John Maine fastball, and the Marlins center fielder was immediately replaced.

The team announced Ross has a left wrist contusion. An X-ray came back negative, and he is listed as day-to-day.

Batting with Jorge Cantu on third base and two outs, Ross was struck by a 92 mph fastball. Clutching his hand, Ross headed to the Marlins dugout, and he was examined by assistant trainer Mike Kozak. 

Cameron Maybin ran for Ross, who went to the clubhouse for further tests. Maybin remained in the game in center field.

The count was 1-0 when Ross was hit. The Marlins next batter, Brett Carroll also was struck by a Maine fastball, hitting him on the left arm on a 2-1 pitch.

Ross has 24 home runs and 90 RBIs and he’s hitting an even .270.

On April 27 at Citi Field, Maine hit Hanley Ramirez with a 94 mph fastball on the right hand in the first inning. Ramirez exited the game and didn’t start the next four games.

— Joe Frisaro


Hanley still hurting

Hanley Ramirez walked slowly to the batting cages behind the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. The All-Star shortstop took a few easy swings. The verdict?

“Not good,” Ramirez said.

Ramirez’s sore right hand still doesn’t feel right. So the Marlins once again will be without their 25-year-old sensation.

Ramirez is still hurting from being pegged on the right hand by a John Maine fastball on Monday when the Marlins were in New York.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez was hopeful that Ramirez would be back on Thursday. Now, he will wait and see if Friday is more realistic. If it isn’t, then sometime during the four-game series with the Cubs.

What was encouraging in warmups on Thursday is Ramirez fielded some grounders at shortstop and he made throws to first base.

— Joe Frisaro

Hanley still sore

With his right hand still swollen, Hanley Ramirez as expected was not in the Marlins lineup on Tuesday night.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez called it “50/50” that Ramirez would be back on Wednesday in the afternoon affair with the Mets. Realistically, that may be pushing it.  

The good news is the All-Star shortstop is feeling a bit better. Ramirez was pegged on the side of his right hand on Monday night by a John Maine 94 mph fastball. There still is swelling, but Ramirez is able to move his hand pretty good.

“It still hurts,” Ramirez said. “It’s a little better. I want to make sure I’m 100 percent. When I feel I can go, I can go.”

— Joe Frisaro 

Hanley to miss Tuesday

The Marlins entered Monday’s series with the Mets riding a six-game losing streak.

Now the team is dealing with the prospect of Hanley Ramirez being hurt.

In the first inning, Ramirez was plunked on the right hand/wrist by a 94 mph John Maine fastball.

An X-ray came back negative, and Ramirez is listed as day-to-day with a sore right hand.

Ramirez said he will definitely not play on Tuesday. He also didn’t think Maine hit him intentionally.

“I know they’re not going to miss a pitch over the plate,” Ramirez said. “If they’re going to miss, they’re going to hit somebody. That’s what they’re supposed to do. They’re fighting. There is nothing you can do, and I can’t control that.”

In an eight-pitch showdown with Maine, Ramirez had worked the count full when he was struck hard on the wrist. Clearly in pain, the 25-year-old All-Star drifted toward the Marlins dugout, and he was tended to by assistant trainer Mike Kozak.

Ramirez didn’t make an attempt to go to first base. Instead, he was immediately replaced by pinch-runner Ross Gload.

Ramirez entered with an eight-game hitting streak.

— Joe Frisaro