MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke usually plays it safe when he has a player returning from an injury, easing the player back by not having him play the full nine innings or back-to-back games right away.
But because the Brewers will have the disabled list at their disposal for five of the nine games on the road trip, Milwaukee's skipper may be able to play third baseman Aramis Ramirez a bit more than usual in his return.
Ramirez, on the disabled list since July 7 with a left knee injury that developed into patella tendonitis, will make the trip with hopes of being activated for the weekend series in Seattle.
"I think he would like to come back some time during this trip," Roenicke said. "I really haven't talked to the trainers much about exact days.
"In his mind, that's what his goal is. He's trying to do things to time it to where he'd be back. There's a lot that's going to happen in the next couple of weeks with some pitchers coming back (from injuries) and when...