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Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Ready to Roll

Chicago Cubs

Aramis Ramirez had his first rehab outing yesterday, and he looked great. But far more importantly, he felt great.

Ramirez looked fairly similar Friday to the way he did May 8 — the day he dislocated his left shoulder diving for a ball at third base. He went 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs and a double off the top of the wall in his first at-bat playing for the Class A Peoria Chiefs on Day 1 of his long-awaited rehabilitation assignment.

Afterward, Ramirez pronounced himself fit to return to the Cubs’ lineup Monday. After playing in front of 14,872 fans — a record for a Midwest League ballpark — Ramirez will play two more games for the Chiefs before returning to Chicago.

”I’m very pleased with the way I feel,” Ramirez said after starting at third base — getting no chances — and playing five innings. ”I can’t expect any better.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

Reed Johnson also had a successful game, and should still be on tap to return on Monday.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.