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Cantu, Hanley out of lineup

The Marlins will be without their No. 3 and No. 4 hitters when they wrap up their 11-game homestead Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez has given shortstop Hanley Ramirez and first baseman Jorge Cantu the day off. Ramirez is still battling a sore left groin. Cantu left Wednesday's game with dizziness, a result of cholesterol medication he's no longer taking.

Wes Helms will start at third and bat third. Emilio Bonifacio will slide over to short. Here's the lineup:

Marlins lineup: Chris Coghlan, LF; Bonifacio, SS; Helms 3B, Hermida RF; Uggla 2B; Gload 1B; Ross CF; Paulino C; Miller LHP


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I'm going to preface this by nasiyg that Jeff Loria is willing to do anything to save a buck, no matter whether it's good for the teams' prospects of winning.Josh Johnson and Hanley Ramirez are signed to contracts that would take them into 2012, so they're at the top of the list. Mike Stanton is their current prized prospect, and will not be eligible for arbitration by 2012 (I think), and so there's a good chance he's there, too. Logan Morrison and Ozzie Martinez will probably be ready for 2012, and also not earning much. Dan Uggla is certainly *NOT* going to be there, as reigning RotY Chris Coglhan's native position is 2B, Uggla has glaring defensive issues, and both Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison are likely to be in the OF. Jorge Cantu or Gaby Sanchez will also probably be shipped off to make room for Ozzie (who will either have to move to 3B, or watch Hanley do so). I sincerely hope they sign Ricky Nolasco and Chris Volsted.

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