Marlins SS Ramirez to have surgery next week

Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez will have surgery on his injured left shoulder September 15. Noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.

Ramirez injured his shoulder in a game against the New York Mets on August 2. He has been on the disabled list ever since and aggravated the injury in a rehab assignment last week.

Ramirez struggled at the plate this year, hitting .243 with 10 homers and 45 RBI. The three-time All-Star had hit over .292 in each of his five big-league seasons prior to the season-long slump.