Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez will not be in today's lineup against the game. Earlier today, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez told reporters that Ramirez has a sore left elbow and decided to keep him out of the lineup as a precautionary measure.
Rodriguez said Ramirez has been feeling discomfort for "about 10 days" but opted to play through the pain without telling anyone. The Marlins shortstop eventually notified the team's trainer before Wednesday's 10-5 loss.
And after watching Ramirez finish 1-for-5 for the night, Rodriguez noticed some differences in his stance that prompted him to make today's decision.
“Every time that he would stand in his swing, he said he couldn’t check swing," Rodriguez said. "He said ‘Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t check swing because of the extension.’ So it was affecting his starting of the swing and the finishing of the swing. I don’t want to throw him in there in this condition.”