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If you didn’t already have reason enough to hate Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun, just remember that it was his ground ball that led to the dive that led to the dislocation of Aramis Ramirez’s shoulder.

An injury that continues to haunt the Cubs, even long after Ramirez’s return from the disabled list. The Cubs are hoping rest and perhaps a cortisone shot can be the cure.

If a day or two of rest doesn’t significantly improve the soreness in Aramis Ramirez’ left shoulder, the next step could be a cortisone shot that sidelines the Cubs’ cleanup hitter for at least two more games during a particularly tough stretch of opponents.

“We talked about it,” said the third baseman, who was forced to leave Saturday’s game in the fifth inning because of increasing soreness in the shoulder he dislocated early this season. “We’ll see how it responds with some [oral] medicine first before we take that step.

“We don’t have any days off here, so it’s going to be a day that we play if we do it.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

It is simply a given at this point that Ramirez will, for the foreseeable future, have to miss every fourth game or so. Fortunately, the Cubs have Jake Fox playing an adequate third and hitting nearly as well as Ramirez. Fox would play again tonight if Ramirez can’t go.

Early indications are that Ramirez will sit again tonight.

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