Ramirez (groin) could return Saturday
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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