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Aramis Ramirez placed on disabled list with left knee sprain

Apr 6, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

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Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave last night’s game with a left knee sprain and he’s now looking at an extended absence. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers placed Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list today and recalled utility man Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville.

It’s not known how long Ramirez will be sidelined, but he told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last night that it felt worse than the knee issue that sidelined him for two weeks during spring training. Not good news.

The Brewers are running so thin on healthy infielders that they were forced to use Alex Gonzalez at third base last night for the first time in his career. Of course, Gonzalez was originally expected to fill in for Corey Hart at first base. However, Ramirez’s injury could force the Brewers to use Gonzalez and Yuniesky Betancourt at the corners in the days ahead. Yeesh.

  1. theaxmancometh - Apr 6, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    No Braun, no Aramis, no Hart. Good thing I got a fresh bottle of Crown for the game tomorrow…

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Apr 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Figures that the 1 time he actually starts the season hot that he would get hurt. I cant believe Yuni B. is going to be a starter for the Brewers again. Oh the humanity.

  3. onbucky96 - Apr 6, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I’m convinced, the Brewers are cursed.

  4. muskyhunter2542 - Apr 6, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Agreed. This is not the start I expected.

  5. mjames1229 - Apr 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Take the handguns out of your mouths, Brewers fans. It is a long season.

    Then again, a 5-0 start would have been more fun…

    • nightman13 - Apr 7, 2013 at 12:17 AM

      It’s a very long season when Yuniesky the Butcher is playing a huge role on a team.

  6. northernlights420 - Apr 7, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Not only does this Winter not want to go away… neither does last year. Oi.

  7. buffalomafia - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    What a bitch! I have him in one of my fantasy bb leagues!

    Whether it’s him or any other player dont they keep in shape in off season?

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