4/30 No DL for Ramirez
The Cubs will continue to play shorthanded because Aramis Ramirez was not put on the disabled list Thursday. Ramirez ran in the outfield with both Lou Piniella and athletic trainer Mark O’Neal watching, and the team decided not to put the third baseman on the DL. If they did, he would not be available until the Milwaukee series, and Ramirez was expected back before then. The team was prepared. Infielder Bobby Scales was at Wrigley just in case.
— Carrie Muskat