Salty-Dog wrote:any news?
anyone else feel like he is just going to end up not playing the rest of the season? i can see him trying, but since he's such a fragile china doll, they'll shut him down for the season...
Well, the last Yahoo blurb (from a couple of days ago) said that Aramis and the team strongly shot down rumors that he was done for the year, and said they were on track for a return in the 1st or 2nd week of July.
Not sure I agree with that "fragile china doll" comment. The injury he got was one of those fluke things that could happen to anyone. From 2001 to 2008 he averaged 146 games and 609 plate appearances per season.
Sure teams lie and all about injuries, so who knows. But I think it would be foolish to give up on him at this point.
EDIT: Here's the Rotowire quote (from June 1):
Ramirez (shoulder) is aiming to rejoin the Cubs once play resumes after the All-Star break on July 16 - if everything in his rehab work goes according to plan - but offseason surgery remains a possibility, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "I'm working to get the strength back and, hopefully, I won't need surgery," Ramirez said. "If at the end of the season, if it is still bothering me, then I'll have to do something."
Recommendation: There had been whispers over the weekend that Ramirez could be done for the season, but he shot down that speculation. "No, I'll be back on the field; I just don't know when," said Ramirez. "If everything goes like we plan, I should be OK for the first or second week of July." In the meantime Mike Fontenot will play third base in his place.