A day after getting scratched from the Marlins' lineup following a freak batting cage injury, third baseman Hanley Ramirez returned to the batting order Saturday afternoon.
About four hours before Miami's second game of a three-game series at Tampa Bay, Ramirez was placed in the No. 2 spot he was supposed to occupy during Friday night's opener.
Ramirez was removed from the batting order just before Friday's game when he suffered what manager Ozzie Guillen called a "slight break" to his nose. While taking part in a pre-batting practice hitting session in the cages below Tropicana Field's playing surface, Ramirez was struck in the face when a batted ball bounced hard off the screen in front of him.
"Ricochet," Ramirez said.
He was taking soft toss in the cage and had little time to get out of the way of the ball.
"It squared me up," he added. "It knocked me down."
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