Ramirez strained his left shoulder playing for the Licey Tigers
in the Dominican league's playoffs last week. He was examined
Friday by Marlins physician Dr. Dan Kanell and placed on a
"I am going to call [the Marlins] to get permission to play,"
Ramirez said Tuesday night. "I think that my playing here in the
Dominican Republic helped me win Rookie of the Year, so that's why
I want to try to come back."
Ramirez hit .292 for the Marlins last season with 17 homers, 59
RBI, 119 runs and 51 stolen bases.