Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Marlins deciding whether Hanley will hit DL

By Anthony Fenech / | 06/01/11

PHOENIX -- Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said on Wednesday that the time is quickly approaching for the team to decide whether to place shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the disabled list.

"Definitely Friday," he said. "We have to make a decision by Friday because we can't keep going with only one shortstop out there."

Ramirez has been out since Sunday, when he was pulled in the second inning against the Dodgers because of lower back pain. Rodriguez said Ramirez has been suffering from both lower back and sciatic pain in his leg.

"The lower back pain is more consistent and down the leg, it goes on and off," Rodriguez said. "He said he felt better but he's still not able to play, not able to pinch-hit or run, so we have to wait and see."

Rodriguez is hopeful Ramirez will be able to play Friday, "But then again, if you ask him, he won't know. If he feels better, then definitely Friday. That off-day tomorrow is going to help, but we don't have the answer."

The three-time All-Star is hitting .210 with four home runs, 17 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.

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