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Aramis Ramirez lifted due to knee injury

Jul 6, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had to exit tonight’s game after making a diving stop to end the fifth inning. MLB.com’s Kevin Massoth reports that Ramirez went back to the clubhouse as Yuniesky Betancourt replaced him at the hot corner. Ramirez had previously missed time between April 6 and May 2 with a sprained left knee.

Ramirez has a .778 OPS but is hitting for considerably less power this year compared to last year. In 2012, 80 of his 171 hits went for extra bases (47%). This year, only 16 of his 49 hits have gone for extra bases (33%). Aside from his walk and strikeout rates, both of which are up, his numbers are down across the board. A stint on the disabled list might give him the time he needs to get healthy and turn things around. The last place Brewers, 34-51 and 19 games out of first place, aren’t going anywhere and could stand to give the 35-year-old a breather.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    If he misses time I hope we see more Jeff Bianchi than Yuni B.

  2. brewcitybummer - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    Only 3 behind Houston and Miami in the win column in the Carlos Rodon sweepstakes. A Braun suspension, a Gallardo trade and some good ole fashion Carlos Gomez regression and we can do this thing!

  3. Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    The last thing an old man like Aramis Ramirez needs is more time. Think about it.

  4. valarmorghuliss - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Softest ball player in MLB today. Guy will be out weeks nursing this injury.

  5. burningrangers - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    They’re pretty much playing for 2014 at this point and will be sellers at the deadline so might as well not push it. Segura competing for rookie of the year is all Brewers fans will have to look forward to this season.

    • gbpackfan1990 - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      I may be wrong on this but I think Segura had too much MLB service time last year to be eligible for RoTY, so we don’t even have that going for us. He and Gomez are about the only reason this team is watchable this year though.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        You’re not wrong

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