According to reports during Monday night’s game, Aramis Ramirez could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Thursday. Ramirez is with the team in Pittsburgh and will continue to take batting practice throughout the series. If all goes as planned, Ramirez will go to one of the Cubs’ minor league teams on Thursday while his teammates return to Chicago for a big four-game series against the Brewers.
According to WGN Radio, the Cubs would like to get Aramis Ramirez around 20 at bats down in the minors before possibly activating him just before the All-Star break. Lou Piniella mentioned Aramis Ramirez would need at least four to five games.
While nothing is set in stone, the news out of Pittsburgh seems to be positive and points to a possible return of Aramis Ramirez maybe in time for the Cardinals series that begins on July 10.
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