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Little update on Aramis Ramirez’s rehab from a dislocated shoulder.

Aramis Ramirez did take some grounders at third early Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. The workout was done under the watch of athletic trainer Mark O’Neal and conditioning coach Tim Buss.

Lou Piniella is trying to be patient until Ramirez returns. On Wednesday, Derrek Lee batted fourth.

“Until we get Ramirez back, we’re not going to be able to do much,” Piniella said. “I think the lineups we’re playing are our best opportunities. When we do get Ramirez back, we can play around with it.” Muskat Ramblings.

Although I, like Lou, am greatly looking forward to Ramirez’s return, I wish folks would stop assuming he will be the panacea for the Cubs’ offensive woes. He’ll certainly help – but he’s coming off a major shoulder injury, and even still, likely cannot carry the offense on his own.

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