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Aramis Ramirez won’t be healthy by the trade deadline

Jul 20, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

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In news that throws cold water on speculation about contenders pursuing Aramis Ramirez as their new third baseman, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that he’ll be on the disabled list for at least another 10-14 days.

Ramirez is recovering from a left knee injury that’s been an issue since spring training and Rosenthal’s reported timetable would rule out a trade before the July 31 deadline. Ramirez could still be moved in August, assuming he comes back healthy and looks like his old self, but at that point the Brewers would need him to pass through waivers unclaimed or be limited to negotiating with the team that claimed him.

Ramirez is signed for next season at $16 million, plus a mutual option or $4 million buyout for 2015, so some teams might be unwilling to assume that whole salary in a waiver claim for a 35-year-old.

  1. 11thstreetmafia - Jul 20, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    This guy hasn’t been healthy since a long DL stint in Chicago. Although he was out for an extended period of time there with a shoulder injury, he came back looking like he had a corn cob you know where. I don’t know how a shoulder injury can bother your legs but, his has.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      You must have missed last season where he hit .300 and jacked 30 bombs while driving in over 100 and striking out less than 100 times.

    • cohnjusack - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      This guy hasn’t been healthy since a long DL stint in Chicago

      Umm…he a played 149 with over 600 PAs in 2011 and 2012.

  2. b453841l - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Are you talking about him not being healthy for trade deadline 2013 or trade deadline 2014?

  3. Blackhawks5xchamps - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    The story of his career. Amazing potential, China doll body.

    • cohnjusack - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      What on earth are you talking about? Yeah, he’s had some injuries, but not really anything excessive compared to any other 16 year veteran. This will be just the 2nd time since becoming a full time player that he didn’t top 500 PAs…

  4. Blackhawks5xchamps - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Oh and an every other year player.

  5. 13arod - Jul 20, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    He just has knee problems ever since the begging of the year

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