A day after suffering a couple of injury scares to key players, the Milwaukee Brewers got good news on third baseman Aramis Ramirez and right-hander Yovani Gallardo on Sunday.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters following Sunday's spring training victory over the Cubs that the MRI taken on Ramirez's injured knee came back negative for any structural damage.
Roenicke told reporters Ramirez is expected to miss a couple of days and still is sore after spraining his knee while legging out a double Saturday.
"(Our doctors) felt pretty good yesterday when they examined him," Roenicke said prior to Sunday's game. " . . . There's not a lot of swelling there."
With Ramirez likely out for at least a week and Taylor Green and Jeff Bianchi heading off to the World Baseball Classic, the Brewers are shorthanded at third base.
Roenicke said Bobby Crosby is expected to return Tuesday from a leg injury that has delayed his comeback attempt and will give the Brewers help at third base.