Saturday, April 6, 2013

Aramis Ramirez to DL, lineup sucked into wormhole

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was put on the 15-day DL today with a sprained left knee, essentially re-aggravating a prior injury while trying to stretch a single into a double Friday night. Ramirez's incredibly poor baserunning decision not only cost the Brewers an out and a baserunner in a tight game (which they lost), but a huge bat in their lineup for at least two weeks. Utility infielder Josh Prince was called up to take his spot, which means the Brewers now have one more hitter on the roster who can't hit. Combined with Ryan Braun's muscle spasms and Corey Hart's absence, tonight's Brewers lineup against the Diamondbacks will look something like this;

But seriously, Alex Gonzalez hitting cleanup and Yuni Betancourt playing first base.

As for Prince, he's a former third-round pick who sports a .253/.333/.334 career batting line. He's a non-prospect who's unlikely to stick but Justin Sellers and Pete Kozma have major league jobs so who knows. 

"Look Mom, I'm a baseball player!"

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