It is no secret that the Milwaukee Brewers are going to post one of their worst records in recent memory this season. There has simply been too much drama, injuries and inconsistency for the team to make a run. For that reason, the Brewers wanted to make certain players available for trade. Unfortunately, third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s injured knee has hurt them the most because no team wants to take a chance on him, even with one more year remaining on his contract.
Milwaukee was hoping that Ramirez’s sprained left knee would be healthy by the time the end of July rolled around. However, it has been anything but that.
“I’m not healing as well as I thought I would,” Ramirez said, according to Brewers.com. “I don’t know why. I’m doing everything I can, but it’s not coming out like I hoped.
“It’s probably going to take the offseason for me to get back to where I was. It’s not going to happen during the season. But I’m going to try to get as close to 100 percent as I can before I come back. I don’t want to be out there playing hurt if I can help it.”
At this point, it is understandable why the Brewers are not interested in rushing him back. There is no reason for him to suit up with Wednesday being the MLB trade deadline and Milwaukee tanking in the standings. It will be beneficial for Ramirez, as well as, the team for him to return on his own terms.