- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

JUPITER, FLA. (AP) - All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez was held out of the Florida Marlins’ lineup Monday against Washington because of discomfort in his right shoulder.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Ramirez should be all right after a couple of days. Florida is off Tuesday.

Ramirez has played two games since returning Friday from the World Baseball Classic after the Dominican Republic was eliminated. He went 1-for-2 with a double while playing shortstop on Friday and then 0-for-3 as the designated hitter on Saturday.

Right fielder Cody Ross was scratched because of tightness in his left calf.

Emilio Bonifacio was at shortstop and Alejandro De Aza played right field against the Nationals.

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