Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez says he's ready to go. The 35-year-old veteran underwent surgery in early January to remove a benign polyp from his colon and was set back at the start of Spring Training. He ran the bases on Friday without any problems and said he would be ready to start at third base for Saturday's game against the Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Aramis Ramirez is another player with a lengthy injury history, but when he?s healthy he can hit. Over the past seven years he has hit .292 while averaging 70.1 runs, 22.6 home runs and 86.7 RBI despite playing just 125.3 games per year. Have a backup plan. -
Still recovering from offseason surgery, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez said Saturday that while he was seven to 10 days from appearing in Spring Training games, he remained on schedule to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Aramis Ramirez gets no love these days. He's old and a decline is coming. Or so we've been hearing. It looked like that was going to be the story of last year...and then he hit like he always does after returning from the DL. Yeah, maybe this is the year the wheels finally fall off the old wagon (what kind of mixed metaphor is that?). But maybe it's not, and he can be had for peanuts long after other owners have gambled on the likes of Pablo Sandoval and Brett Lawrie . - Alex McCrum