Ramirez will try again Thursday
Former Cub Aramis Ramirez only has one more shot to face his old team after he missed a third straight start Wednesday with a strained left quadriceps. Ramirez remains truly day-to-day, and the Brewers will decide Thursday morning whether he plays the team’s afternoon series finale against the Cubs.
Ramirez was sure of one thing.
“I’m 100 percent sure I’m not going to go to the DL,” he said.
He said he was hopeful about returning to the lineup on Thursday. So was manager Ron Roenicke.
“He’s feeling a lot better,” Roenicke said. “From [Tuesday] to today, big improvement. Hopefully, we have that same improvement [on Thursday], and maybe he’ll be ready to go. He did some exercises out earlier with Dan [Wright, the team’s head athletic trainer], and felt good in almost all of them.”
The Brewers used a new lineup for the 20th consecutive game on Wednesday.
“We need him back,” Roenicke said. “Do get ‘Ramie’ back there would change our lineup a lot.”
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