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Aramis Ramirez headed to DL with strained left hamstring

May 11, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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Aramis Ramirez was lifted from the Brewers’ game Saturday against the Yankees after straining his left hamstring while ranging for a groundball on the infield and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s series-opener versus the Pirates, according to Adam McCalvy at MLB.com.

It’s a standard hamstring strain — not minor, but not severe — and will likely sideline Ramirez for around three weeks. Mark Reynolds and Jeff Bianchi are expected to fill in at thrid base while he is out.

Ramirez, 35, has batted just .252/.309/.390 in 34 games played this season, though he does have five home runs and 21 RBI. He finished the 2013 campaign with a .283/.370/.461 batting line, 12 home runs, and 49 RBI in 92 games — missing a large chunk of time because of a left knee injury.

The Brewers are hoping Ryan Braun (oblique) can return from the disabled list Tuesday in a corresponding roster move. They’re clinging to a five-game lead in the National League Central standings.

  1. miguelcairo - May 11, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    I’m sick of players getting injured. Dropping like flies. Wtf?

    • derklempner - May 12, 2014 at 5:06 PM

      Are you surprised about players in general getting hurt, or are you surprised that Aramis Ramirez got hurt?

      I’m shocked. SHOCKED, I tell you, that Aramis Ramirez got hurt.

  2. kardshark1 - May 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Shocking.

  3. musketmaniac - May 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    maybe we should start rethinking this ped thing. not all of it was about bigger muscles. a lot of it was stamina and endurance, faster recovery.

  4. brewcrewchamps - May 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    It was only a matter of time until this happened….

  5. 1harrypairatesties - May 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    He’s injured two or three times a year.

  6. pack93z - May 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Clinging to a lead? At maybe a game or two I could see “Clinging”… but at 5 +.. clinging doesn’t seem to fit does it.

    Now.. personally if the pitching stays healthy we can maintain our hopes for postseason play.. but realistically we need to improve our depth in the infield if we are going to make a real run at it. Will Melvin / Mark A. sell out again to make a run.. that is the question.

    We are still recovering depth from making a run with CC and ZG.. albeit trading away ZG helped rebuild some of that.

    Our 3 & 4 hitters can’t stay healthy .. Weeks slumping for the last what 2 years.. We need a couple more bats. Even if we can get a lead off and slide Gomez down the lineup in the crunch.

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