Marlins' Ramirez Misses 4th Straight Game

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez is still sidelined for Florida.

Ramirez is scheduled to start for the National League in next week's All-Star game in St. Louis. But he missed his fourth straight game Wednesday with a right hip flexor.

The Marlins aren't yet talking about placing him on the disabled list. He will be re-evaluated Thursday in Arizona, manager Fredi Gonzalez said after Wednesday's 7-0 win against San Francisco.

Ramirez hopes to play Thursday at Arizona, thinking the heat might help him get loose. He told Gonzalez he was available as a defensive replacement Wednesday.

Florida called up shortstop Andy Gonzalez from Triple-A New Orleans to provide some added depth.

The Marlins also optioned outfielder Alejandro De Aza to New Orleans and cleared room on the 40-man roster by transferring infielder-outfielder Alfredo Amezaga (injured left knee) to the 60-day disabled list.

In another move after the game, right-handed reliever Tim Wood was optioned to New Orleans to make room for Kiko Calero's return from the DL on Thursday.


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