Star Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave Friday’s game against the Astros in the seventh inning with an injury to his leg. He was the victim of a Bill Hall slide to break up a double play, and had to be carried off the field.
It was announced both on TV and by the Houston Chronicle’s Zachary Levine that the injury is just a knee contusion. If so, the Marlins really were fortunate to escape, because that looked much worse on the field. Juan Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says that Ramirez will be day-to-day.
Should Ramirez miss any games, the Marlins would likely use Donnie Murphy at shortstop. They have two more games with the Astros in Houston before heading out to Atlanta to start a three game series against the Braves. It sure would be fortunate for the Astros if Ramirez had to miss the next couple of games before Florida left.