Marlins place Ramirez on DL

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MIAMI - The Florida Marlins placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Monday, prior to the final test of a four- game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.

The move, which is retroactive to May 30, was made because Ramirez has been dealing with lower back inflammation. Ramirez had an MRI which revealed the issue, but did not find any structural damage.

To fill the roster sport, the Marlins purchased the contract of pitcher Brad Hand from Jacksonville of the Southern League.

Hand, a lefty, is 7-1 with a 3.53 earned run average in 11 starts for the Double-A farm club this season. The 21-year-old is expected to make his major- league debut on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.


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