After injuring his left knee while sliding yesterday, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is scheduled to get an MRI today, per Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The glass-half-full view is that there appears to be no swelling, which probably rules out the ACL. But Ramirez says he isn't sure if the injury is serious.
"I don't know; I've never had knee problems before, so I don't know what
to expect," Ramirez said. "It doesn't feel too good right now, but the good
thing is it's not swelling at all. It's just sore."
"According to what our doctors said, they felt pretty good yesterday
when they examined him," manager Ron Roenicke said. "I feel pretty good about it. There's
not a lot of swelling in there. Hopefully it's what we think it is, and
he'll just be out a couple days."
Not only did Ramirez hit .300 in back-to-back seasons, but he hit 27 home runs with 92 runs and 105 runs batted in, all of which were four-year highs, in his first season with the Brewers. In addition, he set a career high with nine steals. He had more than two steals in only one other season (five in 2001).
In our consensus fantasy baseball rankings, Ramirez is our ninth-ranked third baseman.