2/23 Ramirez says he's 100 percent
Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez says he’s 100 percent healthy coming into Spring Training.
He rehabbed his shoulder Monday through Friday for two hours every morning in the Dominican Republic and never thought about having surgery done. “Everything went the way I expected,” he said of his rehab. “I’m good to go.” Ramirez separated his shoulder in May making a diving play and missed two months.
He said the Cubs players did some soul searching this offseason.
“Everybody knows who they are, everybody knows who the guys are who didn’t perform the way they wanted to,” Ramirez said. “You see a difference this year. You see a different attitude. You see it with [Geovany] Soto coming in 40 pounds lighter, all the guys who were here early working out. It’s a different attitude. We’re going to be OK.”
What do the Cubs have to do this year?
“That’s the key — just staying on the field,” Ramirez said. “We know we have a good team — we just have to believe in ourselves.”
— Carrie Muskat