Injured Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is scheduled to make a couple of starts Sunday and Monday for the club’s Low-A affiliate, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
According to MLB.com, Ramirez plans to finish his rehab from a strained hamstring with a couple of home games for the Rattlers, who play in Grand Chute. If all goes well, Ramirez could be activated against the Minnesota Twins—either Tuesday at Miller Park or Wednesday in Minneapolis.
As far as whether or not he’s ready, Ramirez is non-committal.
“I won’t know that until Sunday when I play in the game,” Ramirez said. “Practicing is one thing, but when you play the game, it’s different. After Sunday, I’ll have a better idea, but I expect everything to go well.”
As far as where Ramirez will fit into the lineup when he returns, all manager Ron Roenicke would say is that it won’t necessarily be in the cleanup spot, where Ramirez has started for all but three games during his tenure with Milwaukee.
Carlos Gomez has hit cleanup for the last eight games for the Brewers and is 13-for-30 (.433) with seven runs, five doubles, a home run and eight RBI.
Ramirez, in his 17th big-league season, was hitting .252/.309/.390 in 34 games and 136 plate appearances this season, with five home runs and 21 RBI.