Hanley '50-50' for Sunday with tight hamstring

Hanley '50-50' for Sunday with tight hamstring

MIAMI -- Hanley Ramirez exited after the eighth inning on Saturday with tightness in his right hamstring.

The Marlins' All-Star shortstop received treatment immediately after leaving the Marlins' 9-8 loss in 11 innings to the Rays at Sun Life Stadium.

The team will evaluate Ramirez in the morning to see if he can play in the series finale, which is set for 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday.

"He iced it down," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We'll re-evaluate it tomorrow. If I had to give you a percentage, it's 50-50 that he will play."

Ramirez tweaked his hamstring in the eighth inning after he delivered a two-run double. While sprinting into second base, he felt discomfort in his leg. Gonzalez and trainer Sean Cunningham tended to Ramirez at the base, and he remained in the game.

Ramirez ended up scoring, but he was replaced by Brian Barden in the top of the ninth.

Ramirez was enjoying a strong game on Saturday. He belted his 11th homer, and he finished with three RBIs.

If Ramirez can't go, Barden likely will start at shortstop on Sunday.