Ramirez (groin) could return Saturday

Updated: May 29, 2009, 7:14 PM ET
Associated Press

Ramirez
Ramirez

NEW YORK -- Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez is feeling better and could return to the starting lineup on Saturday against the New York Mets.

Ramirez has been sidelined with tightness in his right groin. He left Tuesday night's 5-3 loss at Philadelphia in the third, shortly after he beat out a grounder to shortstop for an infield single.

Emilio Bonifacio got the start at shortstop for Friday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field. Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said Ramirez was available for pinch-hitting duties.


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