Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported this morning that the Milwaukee Brewers expect to place Aramis Ramirez on the disabled list in the near future, according to his Twitter page. Ramirez exited Friday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks while sliding into second base, spraining his left knee. The 34-year-old third-baseman had gone 5-for-13 with two runs batted in and three doubles prior to the injury.
The Brewers are thin on the bench, and are mulling a move that would bring a player up from the minors, writes MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy.
“We’re going to look at it [Saturday] and make a decision,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “It’s similar to what [Ramirez] did in Spring Training, so tomorrow we’ll have a better answer as to whether it’s a DL or if we think it’s just a few days.”
Second baseman Scooter Gennett is one such possibility and though he is not currently on the team’s 40-man roster, Hunter Morris also remains a possibility.
Placing first-baseman Corey Hart on the 60-day disabled list may be the only option for the club. This would allow players not currently on the 40-man roster to be called up to help with the Brewers’ bench.
UPDATE 4/6, 3:22 p.m.: Reports are indicating that Ramirez is expect to miss two to three weeks with his sprained knee. Utility infielder Josh Prince has been activated to the Brewers’ roster.