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The Milwaukee Brewers could get one of their top sluggers back Monday. No, it's not Ryan Braun, but Aramis Ramirez might be the next best thing. The injured third baseman has been on the DL since just before the All-Star break with a strained knee. He;s been battling hard to come back ever since.
Kevin Massoth of MLB.com says Ramirez could return during the Brewers road trip. They begin the trip today as they take on the San Francisco Giants. The 35-year old likely won't return for the Giants' series, but the Brewers have an 11-game trip in total, so there will be plenty of opportunity.
"If everything goes well, I think he would like to come back sometime for this trip," Roenicke said. "Really haven't talked to the trainers about exact days, but I think in his mind, that's what his goal is."
Ramirez was having a solid year prior to the injury. He has quietly had a very nice career, actually. This season, Ramirez is hitting .271/.359/.414. He only has five home runs, though. Last year, he played 149 games, hit .300, and clubbed 27 home runs.
Overall, Ramirez is a .285/.344/.501 hitter in 16 Major League seasons. He is in his second season with the Brewers. The team signed Ramirez to a three year, $36 million deal after he left Chicago for free agency. Ramirez has helped the Brewers, but he has not been able to quite help them back into the playoffs. Milwaukee is 47-64 this season, last in the NL Central.
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