Aramis Ramirez's health
DENVER -- If a day or two of rest doesn't significantly improve the soreness in Aramis Ramirez's left shoulder, the next step could be a cortisone shot that sidelines the Cubs' cleanup hitter for at least two more games during a particularly tough stretch of opponents.
The Cubs don't have a day off until Aug. 24, after a stretch of games that includes three at home this week against Philadelphia and concludes with four games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Ramirez said he hasn't been pain-free since returning July 6 from two months on the DL recovering from the dislocation.
Not good news for the Cubs especially now 2 games back
Re: Aramis Ramirez's health
Aramis Ramirez was given a cortisone shot in his left shoulder Tuesday and is expected to miss the next two or three games.
The Cubs will wait and hope the cortisone solves his soreness. Ramirez aggravated his dislocated left shoulder on Saturday. The injury cost him two months of the season, mostly in May and June.