MILWAUKEE -- For the first time in a month, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had an easy decision as to who to put in the cleanup spot while filling out his lineup card.
Exactly four weeks after spraining his left knee, third baseman Aramis Ramirez is back in his usual spot in the batting order for Friday's game against St. Louis.
With Ramirez hitting cleanup, Rickie Weeks stays in the fifth spot of the lineup, while Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt fill spot six through eight.
"It's a good lineup," Roenicke said. "When you have Luc, Gomey and Betancourt (hitting) six, seven and eight, that's pretty good."
What to expect from Ramirez is unknown. He told the Brewers early in the process he wasn't going to go on a rehab assignment, meaning his first at-bat Friday will be the first live pitching he's seen in a month.
"I've been around for awhile and I know what I have to do to be ready," Ramirez said. "I prepared myself to not (have) to go on a rehab assignment. W...