Hanley OK after exiting finale due to illness

Hanley OK after exiting finale due to illness

BOSTON -- The Red Sox removed Hanley Ramirez from the game in the third inning of Monday's series finale with the Orioles due to illness. However, the team considers the issue to be nothing serious and expects the outfielder will play in Tuesday's series opener against the Rays.

"There was just the onset of some illness," manager John Farrell said. "Some lightheadedness. He was examined by the doctors here when he came out of the game. [He] stayed off his feet. I don't anticipate him missing tomorrow, but he was unable to go for the remainder of today."

Ramirez was in the clubhouse after the game and seemed in high spirits as players packed their bags for the upcoming six-game road trip.

Ramirez was replaced by Allen Craig in left field, who went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run-scoring single. Ramirez grounded out to first base during his only at-bat of the game. He drove in all three of Boston's runs on a first-inning three-run home run during Sunday's loss to Baltimore, and is hitting .250 with a team-best five homers this year.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.