by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (knee) returned to action Monday against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. Ramirez went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, as the Brewers managed just three hits.
Ramirez's average is down to .328 on the year. He'd gone 5 for 9 in his previous two games with two homers and six RBI.
Aramis Ramirez in Brewers lineup Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is in the team's lineup Monday.
Ramirez needed a day off Sunday to rest his knee, but will return to the lineup after a day off. He's hitting .352/.407/.611 in 54 at-bats this year. Ramirez will hit fourth against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
Ramirez has played just five complete games since returning to the active roster May 3, and Saturday marked the first time he finished a complete game on back-to-back days. Manager Ron Roenicke said the injury is likely to linger, so expect semi-regular days off for Ramirez.
Aramis Ramirez homers twice, plates six vs. Cards
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez enjoyed a big night at the plate as he homered twice against the Cardinals Friday.
Ramirez took starter Jaime Garcia deep twice for a pair of three-run home runs. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and six RBI in a 7-6 defeat.
Ramirez has gone 3 for 15 in his last four games played. He is hitting .327 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 49 at-bats.
Aramis Ramirez out of Brewers' lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.
Ramirez has taken on a full load since returning from a knee injury, so this is just a routine day off. He's gotten off to a strong start, hitting .318/.388/.500. He'll be replaced by Yuniesky Betancourt, who will hit sixth.
Aramis Ramirez not starting slow
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has traditionally been a slow starter, but he's hit well to start this season.
Over his career, Ramirez has hit .265 in March and April. While that's not bad, it's his lowest total in any month. His early struggles were more pronounced last year, when he hit .214 during the season's first month. Ramirez hit well over the first few games of the season, and has continued to play well after missing time with an injury.
The last time Ramirez started out well was 2011. That year, Ramirez hit .306/.361/.610 in 565 at-bats. He's hitting .419/.500/.677 to start this year.
Aramis Ramirez out Sunday as part of plan
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is out of Sunday's lineup as part of the club's plan to keep him healthy coming off a knee injury, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Ramirez has played six games in nine days since his return from the disabled list May 3. He has played back-to-back games twice but has yet to play three days in a row. The Brewers are slowly working him back, as both parties decided against a rehab assignment, so expect him to get regular off days for the near future.
Aramis Ramirez to get some rest
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) With the Brewers starting a stretch of 13 games over 13 days, manager Ron Roenicke said he will need to come up with a plan to get third basemen Aramis Ramirez some rest, MLB.com reports. Ramirez played nine innings for the first time since being activated off the disabled list last Wednesday against the Rangers.
"We'll wait and see with it, but I talked to him, and he won't be playing nine innings for  straight," manager Ron Roenicke said. "What I wanted to do was have a tentative plan with him and then adjust."
Ramirez, who was sidelined for a month with a sprained left knee, has gone 6 for 14 (.429) with one home run and two RBI since his return to the lineup.
Aramis Ramirez showing no signs of injury
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez played all nine innings Wednesday against the Rangers for the first time since returning from his knee injury May 3. He also had a productive performance at the plate, going 3 for 4 with an RBI in the 4-1 loss.
The 34-year-old singled in the third inning before driving in Ryan Braun with a double in the sixth. He added an infield single in the eighth to raise his average to .407.
Ramirez has gone 6 for 14 (.429) with a home run and two RBI in four games since coming off the disabled list.
Aramis Ramirez launches first long ball
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez hit his first home run in Tuesday's series opener against the Rangers. He took reliever Jason Frasor deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning and finished 1 for 4 in the 6-3 win.
Ramirez has gone 3 for 10 (.300) since returning from the disabled list.
Aramis Ramirez ready for back-to-back work
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Rangers, his third game since returning from the disabled list.
The 34-year-old is expected to start again Wednesday for his first back-to-back contests after missing time due to a knee injury, MLB.com reports. He had been limited to six innings in each of his first two games back.
"It's going to take a little bit for him to not be sore the next day, and to play nine [innings every day]," manager Ron Roenicke said. "I don't know if that's going to be on the road trip; I don't know when we're going to be able to do that."
Aramis Ramirez back in the lineup after rest day
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is back in the lineup Sunday against St. Louis, the club announced.
The Brewers are taking it slow with the third baseman as he returns from a knee injury. He missed exactly a month and the club decided not to send him on a rehab assignment. As such, Ramirez will be limited early, likely not playing back-to-back games for his first week or so back. He was off Saturday and was lifted after six innings in his return Friday. Expect that pattern to continue in the near future.
Brewers stick to plan with Aramis Ramirez
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez's absence from the starting lineup Saturday against St. Louis was part of the team's plan to keep him fresh following his long layoff because of a knee injury, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Ramirez played in his first game since April 5 Friday, but manager Ron Roenicke did not want to use him in back-to-back outings as he works his way back from a sprained left knee.
"He has some good numbers against [Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright] but we wanted to stay with the game plan," he said. "I realize it's a long season and we need 'Rami' for the whole year. So, this is the best way to do it."
Roenicke said he was undecided if Ramirez will also miss the second game of a two-game interleague series against Texas that begins Tuesday.
"We're going to see how he is," the skipper said. "I don't want to just plan something and stick with it regardless. If he can, great."
Aramis Ramirez taking things slowly
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) A day after making his return from the disabled list, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (sprained left knee) was absent from the starting lineup Saturday against St. Louis. Ramirez, who went 2 for 3 on Friday during his first game since April 5, was replaced at third by Yuniesky Betancourt but should return to the lineup Sunday.
Aramis Ramirez collects two hits in return
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had a productive return to the lineup Friday against the Cardinals. Ramirez, who had been sidelined since April 5 due to a sprained left knee, finished 2 for 3 with a pair of singles in the 6-1 defeat.
Ramirez admitted before the game that he is still not 100 percent and will likely need to receive treatment on his knee for the remainder of the season.
"For me to be 100 percent, I'm going to have to sit for two or three months, and that's not going to happen," he told MLB.com. "I'm going to have to deal with it the rest of the season."
Aramis Ramirez gets back to work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez reclaimed his spot as the cleanup hitter Friday against St. Louis after being activated from the disabled list. Ramirez has not played since the fourth game of the season while recovering from a sprained left knee.
Aramis Ramirez to be activated Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) The Brewers announced Thursday night that third baseman Aramis Ramirez will be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Friday's game against the Cardinals. Ramirez has been recovering from a sprained left knee.
Manager Ron Roenicke revealed earlier Thursday that Ramirez won't be used on consecutive days or for full games after bypassing a rehab assignment.
Aramis Ramirez to be eased into full-time duty
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke doesn't intend to use third baseman Aramis Ramirez for a complete game or on back-to-back days initially, upon his return, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Ramirez, who has been dealing with a sprained left knee, is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday without going on a rehab assignment.
Aramis Ramirez targeting Friday return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez tested his left knee on the basepaths Tuesday and told MLB.com that he is aiming for a Friday return from the disabled list.
"Everything is going as expected," Ramirez said.
A return Friday would likely mean no rehab assignment for Ramirez, who has been sidelined since April 5.
"I think management would always like a guy to go rehab, but a player has a right not to rehab,” Roenicke said. "So you work with whatever player it is, you explain things to him, and they have the decision."
Aramis Ramirez running close to return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is on the 15-day disabled list, continued to progress from his sprained left knee on Monday by making some slight turns while running in the outfield. He is expected to run the bases Tuesday and plans on returning some time this week.
"He's been pushing it and the next day he's not coming up sore, so that's a good thing," manager Ron Roenicke said.
Aramis Ramirez remains on track to return next week
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee, remains on track to return sometime during the middle of next week, MLB.com reports.
Ramirez took batting practice and did some running drills prior to Friday's game against the Dodgers. He will not go on a minor-league rehab assignment once he's ready to return
"The at-bats are no problem right now," manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's just the running, stopping, cutting, and the last thing is the sliding. When he comes back, we'll try to keep him away from sliding if we can. I don't even want him to practice it. I'd rather, in a game, just try not to do it, and if you have to, you have to."
Aramis Ramirez will skip minor-league rehab assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez will not go on a minor-league rehab assignment once he's ready to return, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Ramirez has been sidelined since April 5 by a sprained left knee. "He's coming along pretty good," manager Ron Roenicke said. "That doesn't mean he's going to be back in the Dodger series but somewhere maybe in the next home stand."
Aramis Ramirez could return next week
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez plans to return to the team in time for the its next homestand, scheduled to begin April 29. That timeline puts him on pace to be back in time for Fantasy Week 5 (April 29-May 5), though there is obviously some room for that to change if his recovery does not go as planned.
Fantasy owners should monitor his status in the next few days to see if he will be worth activating for Week 5.
Aramis Ramirez begins to test knee
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, on the 15-day disabled list, tested his sprained left knee by running in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game against the Padres, MLB.com reports.
Ramirez, who will need to be able to run at full speed before being activated, said last weekend that he is hoping to be ready to return sometime during the Brewers' next homestand, which starts April 29 against the Pirates.
Ramirez has been sidelined since April 5 with his injury.
Aramis Ramirez aims to return after road trip
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is aiming to return soon after the Brewers return home from their upcoming road trip, which will keep them out of Milwaukee through April 28.
"That's what I'm shooting for," Ramirez told MLB.com. "I don't know if it will be in the Pirates series, that may be pushing it. But next homestand. That's what I'm looking at. I'm making strides."
Ramirez is recovering from a knee injury that put him on the disabled list two weeks ago.
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the club will not rushAramis Ramirez back from his knee injury and he will likely miss more than the requisite 15 days on the disabled list, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
There is no firm timetable for Ramirez's return. The third baseman missed two weeks with a similar knee injury in spring training, but Roenicke talked about pushing him back "a few days" with his current one. Expect the full recovery time to be around 3-4 weeks, putting him on pace for a return in late April or early May.
Not much out there to replace Aramis Ramirez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) If you are an Aramis Ramirez owner, I hope you aren't in a deep league where your only alternative would be to use Alex Gonzalez as a Ramirez replacement. If that's the case, then you have my sympathy.
Otherwise, here are some potential replacements while Ramirez recovers from his knee injury. They are Matt Carpenter (owned 78 percent of leagues), Trevor Plouffe (75 percent), Jedd Gyorko (73 percent), Lonnie Chisenhall (54 percent), Chris Nelson (22 percent), Alberto Callaspo (18 percent), Daniel Descalso (13 percent) and Matt Dominguez (11 percent).
Ideally, if you can grab any of the first three names -- Carpenter, Plouffe, Gyorko -- that would be your best bet. Of some of the lower-end names, I think Chisenhall, Nelson and Domniguez might be suitable options until A-Ram is healthy.
Aramis Ramirez moved to DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) As anticipated, the Brewers placed third baseman Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left knee injury he sustained Friday against Arizona. Ramirez, who also dealt with an issue to the same knee during spring training, had recorded a hit in each of his first four games this season, including three doubles.
Alex Gonzalez occupied his vacancy at third base for Saturday's game versus the Diamondbacks.
Report: Aramis Ramirez headed for DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to be placed on the disabled list after suffering a knee injury during Friday's game against Arizona, FOXSports.com reports. Ramirez, who is awaiting the results of an MRI he underwent Saturday morning, said he felt more discomfort with his current injury than the issue that kept him out for nearly two weeks during spring training.
Aramis Ramirez concerned about latest knee injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave Friday's game against the Diamondbacks after re-aggravating a knee injury from spring training, and he seems to think it is a serious issue.
Ramirez told reporters that the knee feels worse than it did in the spring, when he was sidelined for nearly two weeks. He was diagnosed with a left knee strain after leaving the game, and will have an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and find a timeline Saturday.
"I don't want to assume anything," he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Aramis Ramirez leaves with knee injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, as he appeared to re-aggravate a knee injury from the spring.
Ramirez left after two at bats, going 1 for 2 with a strikeout. He was replaced at third base by Alex Gonzalez, and was diagnosed with a sprained left knee. That same injury cost him two weeks of action during spring training.
The extent of the injury is not yet known.
Aramis Ramirez getting on base for Brewers
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez reached base multiple times for the second straight game on Tuesday against the Rockies. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in the 8-4 loss.
Ramirez went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a walk on opening day and has gone 3 for 7 (.429) so far in 2013.
Aramis Ramirez heats up with two hits against Rockies
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has hits in his last three games after going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI Thursday against the Rockies. Though Ramirez boosted his line to .256/.256/.442 with the two-hit performance, he also struck out in the game, giving him a 14:0 K:BB ratio this spring.
Aramis Ramirez returns for Brewers
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez appeared in his second-straight Cactus League game Saturday against the Reds. After returning Friday from a sprained right knee, he went 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 9-9 tie. Ramirez told MLB.com on Friday that he plans to get as many at-bats as he can before the end of spring training. "We don't have that much time left right now," Ramirez said. "I expect everything to be normal."
Don't worry about Aramis Ramirez's slow starts
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (3/14/2013) As a consistent producer over much of the last nine seasons, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a worthy use of a pick in the early portion of the middle rounds. However, he has all of 11 plate appearances this spring, and with a possible return this weekend, he will only have a couple of weeks to prepare for opening day. It's premature to say whether his knee will hinder him in the early going this season, but one thing Fantasy owners shouldn't fret about is Ramirez's recent history of slow starts.
Through the end of April, Ramirez posted a .645 OPS last year and a .758 OPS in 2011. Last season, it was a flurry of strikeouts that hurt Ramirez, while two years ago, Ramirez made plenty of contact but went through a power drought. These just look like garden-variety slumps that happened to occur early on, so barring any health setbacks, owners should feel confident in using Ramirez right out of the gate this year.
Ramirez nearing return to lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez tested his sprained right knee Wednesday and now thinks he can return to the lineup by the weekend, reports MLB.com. Ramirez, who was hurt sliding into second March 2, is just about ready to play. "One more test," Ramirez said. "I've already hit a lot, ran the bases twice and taken grounders. The last test is I'm going to slide and see how it feels. We'll see."
A-Ram says he's pain-free
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) MLB.com reports Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who has been sidelined since March 2 with a sprained left knee, said Monday he's pain-free. Everything is going good, Ramirez said. I dont feel any pain right now, so Im going to do some more stuff today and see how it feels. Ramirez said he took batting practice and fielded grounders Sunday without any issues. He said the biggest test will come when he runs the bases. Today, Im going to move around a little bit more, Ramirez said. Take grounders to the sides and run the bases, so Ill have a little bit better idea today where I am.
Ramirez working his way back
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez took batting practice Sunday for the first time since being shut down with a sprained left knee, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Ramirez was expected to be out seven to 10 days after being diagnosed with the knee injury last Tuesday. An MRI revealed no additional damage to his knee after he initially suffered the injury while sliding into second base during a game on March 2. "He's coming along really well," manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's been running around ... but he's coming along fast. He's a pretty tough guy too, so we need to make sure he's not still sore when we put him back out there in a game."
Ramirez relieved after injury scare
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to be sidelined seven to 10 days of camp as he nurses a sprained left knee, the Journal Sentinel reports. Ramirez suffered the injury when he slid into second base during a game last Saturday, but an MRI showed no structural damage. "It might even be two weeks but it's still early in spring training so it's not that big a deal," he said Tuesday. "It's a lot better. The way it felt the other day I thought I would be on crutches right now. I was a little scared. It was pretty sore. I didn't know what to expect. But everything is coming back good."
Ramirez dodges serious injury
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez appears to have avoided a serious injury after an MRI taken Sunday on his ailing left knee revealed no structural damage, the Journal Sentinel reports. Ramirez suffered a strained knee when he slid into second base during Saturday's Cactus League game and left in the third inning. "The MRI was good; shows what we thought it was -- a sprained knee," manager Ron Roenicke said. "It won't be day to day. He's pretty sore today. Whether it's a week (off) or a little more than that, that's what we're looking at."
Ramirez undergoing MRI on knee
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is headed for an MRI of his injured left knee Sunday, reports MLB.com. Ramirez was injured sliding into second base on Saturday. Im not feeling too good right now, Ramirez said. Im going to go and get an MRI and well have a better idea. Ramirez was unsure of the severity of the injury Sunday after he thought it was a non-issue Saturday. I dont know, Ramirez said. Ive never had a knee problem before. I dont know what to expect. It doesnt feel good right now, but the good thing is its not swelling right now. Its just sore, so thats good. Well see hopefully its OK."
Knee injury tackles Ramirez
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez left in the third inning of the Brewers' Cactus League matchup against the Angels with a left knee strain, according to the team. He is considered day to day. Ramirez snapped an 0-for-10 skid to start the spring with a bloop double down the left-field line in the third. After time was called, Ramirez stepped off the bag and was met by the team trainer before walking slowly back to the dugout. "When he slid into the bag, that impact jammed it," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We checked it out and couldn't see any damage there. He's day to day, but usually that's more than one day."
A-Ram tired of slow starts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) Slow starts are nothing new to Brewers slugger Aramis Ramirez. The veteran third baseman has a career-worst .257 average in the first month of the season and his slugging percentage is .452 or lower in the first two months of the season, as opposed to .497 or higher in every other month. I would have like five MVPs in my house right now if I ever got off to a good start, Ramirez said, per MLB.com. Ramirez was hoping the move to Milwaukee last season would end his early-season slump since the Brewers play at climate-controlled Miller Park, but it didn't matter. Ramirez hit .214 with two homers in April last season before rallying to finish with a .300 average, 27 homers, 50 doubles and 105 RBI. I talked to (manager) Ronnie [Roenicke], and talked to him a couple of times in the offseason, and we want to try to do something different this spring to see if it works out, Ramirez said. I dont know what its going to be yet. I dont know if its going to be play more games, play less games. Take more [batting practice] down here? I dont know. Just do something different and see if I can get off to a great start.