JUPITER -- Another day, another Marlins starter suffering from a tight groin. Add shortstop Hanley Ramirez, to the list of guys battling tightness in that special area.
Ramirez was scratched from the Marlins lineup Monday afternoon about an hour before first pitch against the Twins at Roger Dean Stadium. Marlins officials have listed Ramirez as "day-to-day."
H2R joins outfielders Cody Ross and Cameron Maybin as Marlins who have battled tight groins this spring. Ross is starting in right field Monday, his first start since the spring opener against the Miami Hurricanes. He was the designated hitter in Saturday's game against the Rays. Maybin could return by the end of the week.
Ramirez, who took batting practice on the field Monday, was replaced in the starting lineup by Donnie Murphy. Speaking of the lineups...
> Twins (5-5): 1. Denard Span CF; 2. Nick Punto 3B; 3. Jaso Kubel RF; 4. Brock Peterson 1B; 5. Delmon Young LF; 6. Wilson Ramos C; 7. Matt Tolbert SS; 8. Alexi Casilla 2B; 9. Francisco Liriano P.
> Marlins (7-4): 1. Emilio Bonifacio CF; 2. Jorge Jimenez 3B; 3. Mike Stanton LF; 4. Dan Uggla 2B; 5. Cody Ross RF; 6. Gaby Sanchez 1B; 7. Ronny Paulino C; 8. Daniel Murphy SS; 9. Chris Volstad P.