Miami Marlins short stop Hanley Ramirez injured his hand on July 8th after punching a fan in the dugout. As a result, the 28-year-old shortstop has not played since.
According to a story by The Palm Beach Post, Ramirez's hand still isn't better and he could miss several more of the Marlins next games:
"It's going to be a miracle if this kid feels good (Sunday),'' manager Ozzie Guillen said before Saturday's game.
Ramirez estimated that he had about 50 percent use of his hand Saturday.
"That's why I'm not playing,'' he said. "I don't think I can grab the ball or the bat. As soon as I can do those things, I will be there.''
Ramirez suffered an infection in his injured right knuckles after forgetting to take his medicine last week. But Marlins fans can rest assured that he's taking every measure to make sure he doesn't miss another dosage:
Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez said he is setting an alarm every day now to make sure he takes his medication for a cut on his right knuckles.