PHOENIX (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez had a single in two at-bats in his return to Milwaukee's lineup after missing two weeks because of a sprained left knee, helping the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Friday.
Ramirez, who hit .300 last year with 27 home runs, 105 RBIs and a National League-leading 50 doubles, was 1 for 11 before injuring himself while sliding in a March 2 game against the Los Angeles Angles.
"I've always said that spring training, especially this one, is too long for position players," Ramirez said about the exhibition season that started early this year because of the World Baseball Classic. "The pitchers need to build innings, but for a player, 40-50 at-bats should be good. We've been here a month already and we still have 15 days to go. If you're going to get hurt, I did it at the right time."
He grounded into an inning-ending double play in the first and started a two-run rally by reaching on an infield single to start the fourth before being replaced by...