Posted July 20, 2012

Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez in hospital with injured hand

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Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez has an infected hand after hitting a cooling fan in the dugout. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Miami Marlins’ third baseman Hanley Ramirez is in the hospital with an injured hand and is not in tonight’s lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Ramirez injured the hand hitting a cooling fan in the Marlins dugout after grounding out in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ramirez received two stitches on his knuckle just above his ring finger and is currently in a 2 for 22 slump.

“I got mad,” Ramirez said about the incident. “I think it’s starting to bother me because I know we can do better than this. Personally, I’m not comfortable with what I’m doing right now. I know I’m playing hard, but at the same time I have to produce more.”

Ramirez, a three-time All-Star, is hitting  .248 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs with a .323 on-base percentage.