4/22 Ramirez to get day off
Expect Aramis Ramirez to be sitting on Thursday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Mets. After Wednesday’s game, Lou Piniella said he was going to give his third baseman a chance to regroup. Ramirez was batting .131 and is in an 0-for-17 skid. He leads the team in strikeouts, too.
“We’re going to give Ramirez a day off and let him work on some things and see if we can get him going,” Piniella said.
On Tuesday, Ramirez admitted he wasn’t right at the plate.
“I’m not seeing the ball good right now,” Ramirez said.
— Carrie Muskat