Blog Entry

Marlins disable Ramirez, call on Hand

Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:01 pm
Edited on: June 6, 2011 3:41 pm
RamirezBy Evan Brunell

The Marlins placed Hanley Ramirez (pictured) on the disabled list Monday, retroactive to May 30 with a left back strain.

The move was expected after the hobbled shortstop spoke about how bad his back pain has been. But the team still waited a week to place him on the DL, meaning Ramirez will be eligible to return in a little over a week from Monday. The Marlins will move forward with Emilio Bonifacio as the primary shortstop until Ramirez returns.

To replace Ramirez on the roster, the club selected the contract of lefty pitcher Brad Hand from Double-A. Hand is only 21 but will make his major-league debut in place of Josh Johnson, who is dealing with shoulder inflammation.

Selected in the second round, Hand had a 3.53 ERA in 11 starts for Double-A, the highest level he has reached in his career with only 12 career starts. He's only struck out 44 and walked 27, so his statistics are far from dominating. Baseball America noted in its preseason organization rankings that Hand is young for the league and could eventually develop into a No. 3 starter. Hand's fastball ranges from 91-94 mph and he possesses a quality hard curveball, but his changeup still needs work.

Hand will make his debut on Tuesday against the Braves, opposing Tommy Hanson.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:30 am

Marlins disable Ramirez, call on Hand

I simply visited your own site on the web and look for a large amount of upon the as soon as possible tips. Look after down the beneficial go. I merely extra improve Feed up to individual Bing Advice Readership.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:19 pm

Marlins disable Ramirez, call on Hand

Warm regards, You will find fairly recently looking on to achieve specifics of now this case for a long time but email is your most effective I have found on the internet to date.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:48 pm

Marlins disable Ramirez, call on Hand

Something has to be wrong with Hanley, this is the worst that I have ever seen him play. The Marlins really need him at fukk strength to vy for the playoffs this year. In the last few years, he has been the best shortstop in baseball. Now he is not even an allstar. Reyes and Tulo are having far better yars. I an hoping that this is just a minor injury since I have him on several fantasy teams. Other than that, I could care less, since I am an Atlanta Braves fan with all my heart. Without his bat in the middle of thir lineup though, the Marlins are  playing far from their full offensive potential though, but their offense is still better than the Braves or the Phillies. Bseball, gotta love it.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or