Hanley Ramirez lifted with tight hammy, '50-50' for Sunday

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As MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports, Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Rays with tightness in his right hamstring and is “50-50” to play on Sunday.

Brian Barden replaced him in the ninth inning and failed to register a hit in a game that carried into the 11th inning and saw the Rays escape with a wild 9-8 victory.  Hanley was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored before departing.  He will be a game-time decision Sunday after the Marlins’ medical staff runs some tests.

“He iced it down,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said in his post-game presser. “We’ll re-evaluate it
tomorrow. If I had to give you a percentage, it’s 50-50 that he will
play.”

Ramirez has batted .286 with a .370 on-base percentage, .492 slugging percentage, 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 252 at-bats this season.  He has also swiped 12 bases.

Alex Bregman shaved his mustache off in the middle of Sunday’s game

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Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.

Sometimes you just need to switch things up. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.

Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.