MIAMI (AP) – Hanley Ramirez, this year’s top rookie in the National League, will miss the rest of the Dominican winter league season because of a left shoulder strain, but the Florida Marlins shortstop is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

Ramirez was examined Friday by Marlins physician Dr. Dan Kanell and put on a shoulder-strengthening program. He batted .292 for the Marlins last season with 17 homers, 59 RBIs, 119 runs and 51 stolen bases, before joining the Licey Tigers in the winter league.


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