PHILADELPHIA -- Marlins star shorstop Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday night's game against the Phillies in the bottom of the third inning with tightness in his right groin.
Ramirez was taken out with two outs in the bottom half of the third after Marlins trainer Mike Kozak and manager Fredi Gonzalez came out to check on him. Ramirez reached on an infield single in the top half of the third, but came out to play defense the following inning and didn't show any signs of injury until he asked for a time out.
He was replaced in the lineup by Monday's hero Wes Helms, who moved into third base while Emilio Bonifacio moved over to shortstop. Bonifacio played shortstop for an inning earlier this season.
The Marlins trail the Phillies 3-0.
Ramirez is hitting .317 this season eight home runs, 22 RBI and eight stolen bases. He's second in All-Star voting at shortstop behind Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy.
Ramirez missed three games at the end of April with a wrist injury after being plunked on the hand by John Maine. Ramirez missed a total of only 22 games in his first full three seasons with the Marlins.