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The Chicago Cubs, like most teams, are dealing with a few injury issues at this late Spring stage, but most are expected to abate early in the regular season at the latest. Or sooner, in the case of pitcher Carlos Silva, who left his last start a little early with thigh issues.

The Cubs’ Carlos Silva said Monday his right thigh was “a little bit tight, but not sore” one day after leaving a start after two innings. Silva described the problem as more of a cramp than a muscle strain.

“Everything’s good,” said Silva, who has allowed only one run in his last three starts.

“He’s pitched well,” manager Lou Piniella said when asked if Silva had done enough to make the rotation. Chicago Breaking Sports.

One injured Cub who has – surprisingly – not been discussed much is third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Ramirez, who missed most of last year with a dislocated throwing shoulder, is recovering from “sore triceps,” which bumped him from a game 10 days ago. At the time, the injury was described as minor, and the move was considered precautionary.

Now – I’m getting concerned. Ramirez is still not able to throw, though he is able to take batting practice. It’s Spring Training, so Ramirez’s absence is not necessarily worthy of PANIC, but 10 days of recovery from something the Cubs have described as minor is disconcerting, particularly given the Cubs’ less than trustworthy history with respect to injury disclosure.

  • J Reese

    Just for the record Ram Ram dislocated his none throwing shoulder, so he should be able to throw.

    • Ace

      His triceps injury is in his throwing arm.

      • J Reese

        I know my bad, I figured out what you were refering to after I posted it.

  • Butcher

    Ram Ram?

    • Brian

      It must stand for Random Access Memory Ramirez (I didn’t know he was a computer geek).

      • J Reese

        It is what my friends and I call him, refering to the two RAM’s in his name aRAMis RAMirez, RAM RAM!

        • Butcher

          Haha. I see it now. I hadn’t heard that one before.

  • KB

    Ace, that headline pretty much sums up the “Cub experience:”
    our worst player is healthy, and our best player is injured.

    • Ace

      So it goes, Kabes. So it goes.

  • Kevin G

    This my problem with A Ram. he has the weirdest injuries. A few years ago he had a pulled buttock. He just cant thiugh pain very well. Kind of a winer.

    • KB

      You ever tried to walk (much less play major-league baseball) with a sore glute?

      • Kevin G

        Yes I have it sucks but, I catch with it in high school and he seemed to be walking just fine when we was on the DL.

        • KB

          Fair enough. Plus, I sounded kind of dickish on my post…didn’t mean that.

          Aram really does have a lot of minor/weird injuries. I guess I can relate because I was like that in my own athletic career. (excuse me…”career”). I never got a fastball to the head, or a badly broken arm, but I always had a nagging hammy, or a badly bruised thumb, or some other malady that kept me at about 60% all the time. And I can see Aram not wanting to stare down Lincecum and Wainright at 60%.

          • Kevin G

            But I look at players like Pujols, Andre Dawson and many others play though bad injuries and think man what a wuss. I played College and High school baseball my career as a player was ended by me being stupid on a volleyball court. I tore my rotator in half. Didnt stop me from trying to get on the field for years until I reallized be the ballplayer I was. I just dont feel like He like playing.

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