PORT CHARLOTTE -- Greg Dobbs is expected to miss up to a week with what manager Ozzie Guillen said was a "slight" tear of the left hamstring. Guillen said a MRI performed Tuesday on the Marlins' top lefty hitter off the bench revealed the tear, which has been bothering Dobbs ever since a March 7 exhibition against Florida International University.
Guillen said Dobbs would miss at least the next five to six days but expected him to be ready for Opening Day in three weeks. Dobbs is not the only ailing Marlin. Guillen said Logan Morrison informed him this morning that his right knee was sore. Morrison was used as the Marlins' DH on Tuesday. As a result, the manager said he is uncertain when his left fielder, who had his knee scoped in December, would be ready to play in the field.
"He was fine yesterday, but today he showed up (and) he was a little sore," Guillen said of Morrison. "We are going to monitor him very carefully."
Giancarlo Stanton (bruised wrist) also remains out.
"All those guys missing time right now, they're going to have minor league at bats, and we go from there," Guillen said.
TODAY'S LINEUPS from Charlotte Sports Park:
Marlins: 1. Kevin Mattison, cf; 2. Donnie Murphy, 2b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, 3b; 4. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 5. Austin Kearns, dh; 6. Bryan Petersen, lf; 7. Aaron Rowand, rf; 8. Brett Hayes, c; 9. Donovan Solano, ss. Pitching: Anibal Sanchez.
Rays: 1. Desmond Jennings, lf; 2. B.J. Upton, cf; 3. Evan Longoria, 3b; 4. Ben Zobrist, 2b; 5. Jeff Keppinger, 1b; 6. Stephen Vogt, dh; 7. Sean Rodriguez, ss; 8. Jose Lobaton, c; 9. Elliot Johnson, rf. Pitching: Jeremy Hellickson.