Marlins' Ramirez out day after hit

Updated: April 28, 2009, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez was out of Tuesday night's lineup because of an injured right hand, and his status for later in the week was uncertain.

Ramirez
Ramirez

Ramirez was hit by a pitch from John Maine leading off Monday night's game against the New York Mets. He immediately left the game, and X-rays on the All-Star were negative.

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said Ramirez was "50-50" to play Wednesday afternoon against Johan Santana and the Mets. Florida plays Thursday night at Chicago.

Alfredo Amezaga started in place of Ramirez.


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