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Aramis Ramirez out two weeks with sprained knee

Mar 5, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Initially the Brewers were hoping that Aramis Ramirez would only miss a few days with a sprained left knee suffered over the weekend, but now the third baseman says “it might even be two weeks.”

“It’s still early in spring training so it’s not that big a deal,” Ramirez said, via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s a lot better. The way it felt the other day I thought I would be on crutches right now. I was a little scared. It was pretty sore. I didn’t know what to expect. But everything is coming back good.”

Haudricourt notes that Ramirez had planned to play a ton in spring training in an effort to avoid his usual slow starts, but obviously that’s a moot point now. Sure enough, I looked up his career numbers and Ramirez has a .779 OPS in April and a .782 OPS in May, compared to .860, .884, .914, and .841 from June through September.

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