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How Aramis Ramirez’s Injury Will Affect the Cubs

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Cubs have lost star third baseman Aramis Ramirez for at least a month, with all probability that he will miss closer to two months due to a dislocated shoulder suffered in a May 8th game against the Brewers. Ouch. 

I believe Ramirez to be the Cubs best player, and their least-affordable injury casualty.  Although no team likes injuries to its stars, I fear the Cubs will miss Ramirez in a big way.

Ramirez has always been a good hitter, but had arguably his best season as a professional last year. While his batting average was his lowest since 2003, his on-base percentage rose significantly to .380, the result of a new-found patience at the plate.  Ramirez was the big bat in the Cubs lineup and was ...

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