Fortunately, Aramis Ramirez’s shoulder is still located, but it is certainly bothering him. He had to leave yesterday’s game against the Rockies in the fifth inning because his shoulder was too sore to continue. Clearly it’s something he’s going to battle for the rest of the year.

“His shoulder bothers him, so we’re just going to put [Jake] Fox over there at third base [Sunday],” manager Lou Piniella said after Saturday’s 6-5 win. “We’ll get him out of there tomorrow for sure, and we’ll see how he is on Monday.”

Ramirez spent nearly two months on the disabled list, May 9-July 6, with a dislocated left shoulder. He suffered the injury May 5 in Milwaukee after diving for a Ryan Braun ground ball in the third inning.

“It’s been sore for a while,” Ramirez said. “I was dealing with the pain. I was good enough to play, but today I couldn’t.”

Ramirez says his shoulder is sore every time he swings. That ain’t good.

Ramirez will sit today’s game, and hopes to return Monday. Jake Fox will get the start at third in Ramirez’s place.

  • Kouba

    Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.