MILWAUKEE -- The news could have been a lot worse, but Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sprained left knee after an MRI revealed no tears.
To take his place on the roster, the team recalled utility man Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville. Though Ramirez may not need the full 15 days to recover, the Brewers couldn't wait around with an already limited bench because they are carrying 13 pitchers and left fielder Ryan Braun is plagued by a neck strain.
Braun is still unable to move his neck and will miss his second straight game Saturday.
Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said he's been told the worst-case scenario would keep Braun out of the lineup for five days. Braun tried to loosen up his neck Friday night to see if he could pinch hit, but it didn't work.
Ramirez's injury is the same as the one he suffered in spring training. As he did in March, the team's cleanup hitter behind Braun sprained his left...