The Marlins' road trip got off to an awful start Friday, starting with a pregame injury to third baseman Hanley Ramirez and followed by an 11-0 loss at Tampa Bay.
Ramirez was hit in the nose by a batted ball in the batting cage before Friday's game. The accident left him dizzy and resulted in him being scratched from the lineup by manager Ozzie Guillen and replaced by rookie Donovan Solano.
Guillen said Ramirez might have a small fracture in the nose.
Ramirez entered the three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays batting only .210 in 17 games at Tropicana Field. Contrast that to playing against the Rays at home, where Ramirez has batted .320 in 20 games and hit four of his six home runs.
He is hitting .186 overall in June.
Guillen said he was waiting for a doctor's report on Ramirez's status, but he expected him to return for Saturday's game.
Guillen had already penciled Ramirez into the No. 2 spot in the Marlins' batting order after having him hit third all season and indicated he will keep him at No. 2 when he returns to the lineup.
"I want to give (Giancarlo) Stanton a chance to come up with a man on base," he said. "I'm going to leave it, at least for a little while."
With Stanton moving up to third in the order, Logan Morrison took over for Stanton at cleanup.