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The Chicago Cubs might place Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained calf today. Which would suck.

But if they do, never fear, because there’s a 31-year old journeyman minor leaguer on the way to replace him: Bobby Scales.

Aramis Ramirez…will again try running during early Wrigley Field workouts. If that test does not go any better than a similar dry run on Tuesday in Phoenix, the Cubs will put him on the disabled list and recall Bobby Scales from Triple-A Iowa.

“We’ve gone as far as we can without an extra infielder,” said manager Lou Piniella. “It’s decision time. If we have to do something, we’ll bring up Scales. He’s been in the Minor Leagues a long time, and it’ll be a wonderful opportunity for him.”

Scales, 31, has appeared in 992 games during a decade-long Minor League career. He has yet to appear in a Major League game. cubs.com.

Oh, well if it’s a wonderful opportunity for Scales, how can we rebuff it?

That Piniella knows exactly who would be called up indicates the chance that Ramirez gets DL’d is very strong.

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