Earlier in the week, Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez described his back pain as the "worse pain I've ever had in my life, in my career."
Today he missed his third consecutive game.
Per Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the Marlins will decide whether or not to place Ramirez on the disabled list on Friday.
The Marlins have Thursday off and then begin a four-game series against the Brewers on Friday.
“We can’t keep going with only one shortstop,” manager Edwin Rodriguez said today (via Capozzi). “Pretty soon we have to make a decision.”
Ramirez is hitting only .210 and has four home runs, 17 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases.