Brewers 3B Ramirez has non-cancerous polyp removed

Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

PHOENIX (AP) – Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez may miss the first few games of spring training after having a non-cancerous polyp removed from his colon.

Manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that the polyp was discovered during a routine colonoscopy. The veteran is expected to be in camp by Friday’s mandatory reporting deadline.

Roenicke says he spoke with Ramirez this week. He says Ramirez is swinging a bat again, but can’t pinpoint when he’ll be ready to play in games.

Milwaukee plays its first spring training game Feb. 27.

The 35-year-old Ramirez is coming off a left knee injury that limited him to 92 games last season. The career .285 hitter had 12 homers and 49 RBIs in 2013.

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