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Ramirez hopes to return Friday

Originally Published: August 13, 2009
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez hopes to return to the lineup on Friday after receiving a cortisone shot in his sore left shoulder on Monday.

Ramirez also received some long-term good news. A doctor who examined Ramirez's shoulder told him he probably won't need surgery to tighten the shoulder capsule.

Ramirez dislocated the shoulder May 8 and was on the disabled list until July 6. He hasn't played since leaving a game in Colorado on Saturday.

"I have a pretty ...

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