- Bruce Levine, Chicago baseball beat reporter
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A bad cold. Really?
Aramis Ramirez told the Cubs' training staff Friday he wasn't feeling well enough to play due to a head cold.
After getting a cortisone shot to cool off an achy left shoulder on Monday, the diagnosis turned out to be a little worse than a cold. Ramirez was sent home when team doctors found that inflamed tonsils were a part of third baseman's recent illness. No word right now on how long Ramirez will be out, but any type of antibiotic that was prescribed could take a couple of days to work on his flu-like symptoms.
Milton Bradley was scratched from Friday's game with a sore right hip. According to manager Lou Piniella, Bradley incurred the minor injury to his hip flexor when he had to make a long run into foul territory to record an out in Thursday's game. Piniella was not sure how many days of therapy Bradley would need to get back on the field.
Cubs' third baseman Aramis Ramirez was sent home before Friday's game with inflamed tonsils.