Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is out Sunday to rest the knee he injured in April, MLB.com reports.
Ramirez has played just five complete games since returning to the active roster May 3, and Saturday marked the first time he finished a complete game on back-to-back days. Manager Ron Roenicke said the injury is likely to linger, so expect semi-regular days off for Ramirez.
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez enjoyed a big night at the plate as he homered twice against the Cardinals Friday.
Ramirez took starter Jaime Garcia deep twice for a pair of three-run home runs. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and six RBI in a 7-6 defeat. Ramirez has gone 3 for 15 in his last four games played. He is hitting .327 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 49 at-bats.
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.
Ramirez has taken on a full load since returning from a knee injury, so this is just a routine day off. He's gotten off to a strong start, hitting .318/.388/.500. He'll be replaced by Yuniesky Betancourt, who will hit sixth.
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has traditionally been a slow starter, but he's hit well to start this season.
Over his career, Ramirez has hit .265 in March and April. While that's not bad, it's his lowest total in any month. His early struggles were more pronounced last year, when he hit .214 during the season's first month. Ramirez hit well over the first few games of the season, and has continued...
“Aramis is always one of the hottest hitters of in 2nd half of every Fantasy Baseball season. 2012 was no different as he hit 17 HRs post All-Star Break. 10 HRs pre All-Star Break. He will likely hit 30 HRs and knock in 100 RBIs while hitting near .300. They do not get much better than Aramis.”