MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday with a bruised left wrist, but he expects to start Monday against the Cubs.
"We're going to give it one more day," Ramirez said. "Hopefully I should be able to play tomorrow."
Ramirez was hit in the left wrist by a Mat Latos fastball in the first inning of Friday's 5-1 victory over the Reds. After staying in the game to run the bases, Ramirez was pulled prior to the top of the second inning.
The injury is the latest blow in what's been a frustrating season for Ramirez. He's on pace to have his fewest plate appearances since 2009 when he missed significant time with a shoulder injury. Ramirez originally sprained his left knee during spring training and has twice landed on the disabled list this season with the same injury.
Though Milwaukee is just playing out the final weeks of the season, Ramirez wants to be out on the field but understands there's no sense of ris...