Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez was pulled from tonight’s game after two innings.
Palm Beach Post reporter Joe Capozzi reports Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez had an animated discussion with Ramirez in the middle of the second inning. Ramirez then picked up his gear and went into the clubhouse.
Ramirez fouled a pitch off his left foot in his first at-bat. The next inning, on a bloop single by Arizona’s Tony Abreu, he jogged to retrieve the ball after kicking it toward the outfield. That led to Gonzalez’s talk with Ramirez between innings.
Brian Barden replaced Ramirez at shortstop.