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Marlins don't expect Hanley Ramirez to be out long

NEW YORK -- Hanley Ramirez appeared to be in a lot of pain when he sprained his left shoulder Tuesday night diving after an Angel Pagan bloop single into left field in the sixth inning. 

But the Marlins, well at least manager Jack McKeon, don't believe Ramirez will be out long. 

"Two or three days," McKeon said when asked for his best guess on the clean-up hitters return. "Day-to-day. You know that old saying day-to-day, TBA. I doubt [he'll be back tomorrow], unless I take him to St. Patrick's and get it blessed, put a little holy water on his shoulder. We might do that."

Ramirez, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in October 2007, said after Tuesday's come-from-behind win his shoulder popped out during the dive. He also said he felt sore.

"I just have to ice a couple more times and see how I feel tomorrow," Ramirez said. " I fell, it went out, came back in. It's something I haven't dealt with the last two years, after the surgery. Hopefully, it's nothing bad and I can come back quick."

The Marlins, who climbed back to .500 for the first time since they were 32-32 on June 12, went 2-12 the last time Ramirez went on the disabled list and was out with back pain for two weeks in June.

Since McKeon took over and put Ramirez in the cleanup spot June 21, he's hit .304 with six homers and 28 RBI. The Marlins, meanwhile, have gone 23-14 as a team — counting Tuesday’s win.