Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s status for today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals is still a bit up in the air. He was definitely still feeling a twinge of something in his back as of yesterday, and we’ve gotten no clarity yet on when he’ll return.

But Ramirez said there is no need to risk aggravating the injury, as Piniella told him Wednesday morning. He added it isn’t a chronic problem that will affect his playing time all year.

“It’s early, you don’t want to rush people now,” Ramirez said. “Even before I started getting treatment this morning, Lou told me he was going to give me another day [off]. That makes sense.

“I should be OK in the next few days. I’ve never had back troubles before.” Chicago Tribune.