Ramirez felt tightness in his left groin halfway between second and third Tuesday night while running out a ball he drove off the wall in center field in the fourth inning of the Pirates' 6-3 win. He stayed in the game but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth. Ramirez said he couldn't recall the last time he had a groin injury.
"Too early to tell, though, but I should be OK," said Ramirez, adding he was "a little bit" sore. "I'm doing all right. I expected I wasn't going to play today when I came out. We'll see how it is tomorrow. Day game tomorrow won't help, but we'll see how it is. If I'm good enough to play tomorrow, I'll play."
Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.