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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Friday's game against Arizona with a left knee sprain.
Ramirez was injured in the bottom of the fourth inning when he awkwardly slid into second base trying to stretch a single into a double.
Off the bat it appeared to be an easy double, but the ball caromed off the wall and rolled right to Diamondbacks left fielder Jason Kubel, who easily threw Ramirez out.
Ramirez missed two weeks of spring training with the same injury, also suffered while sliding into second base.
The Brewers were already without left fielder Ryan Braun, who was scratched a half hour before Friday's game with a right neck strain suffered in batting practice.
Carrying 13 pitchers to start the season, the Brewers already were thin on the bench before the two injuries. When Ramirez left the game, first baseman Alex Gonzalez shifted over to play third base for the first time in his big league career, while Yuniesky Betancourt came in at first base.
Milwaukee was then left with just outfielder Logan Schafer and backup catcher Martin Maldonado on the bench.
Traditionally a slow starter, Ramirez had five hits and three doubles in his first 13 at bats of 2013.
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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...
Last the the Milwaukee Brewers started the game without Ryan Braun, due to neck spasms, and ended the game without Aramis Ramirez who left the game after injuring his knee.Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave Friday's game against the Diamondbacks after re-aggravating a knee injury from spring training, and he seems to think it is a serious issue. Ramirez...
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was scratched from
last night’s lineup due to neck spasms, according to Tom Haudricourt of The
#Brewers scratch Ryan Braun with neck spasms that began during batting practice. Kris Davis gets first major league start.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) April 5, 2013
Braun began experiencing the spasms during batting...
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