- Bruce Levine, Chicago baseball beat reporter
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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 good idea of what I can tolerate," Ramirez said. "In Colorado I tried, but I couldn't do it. It was too painful. But I don't want to miss any more games. I've already been out of the lineup enough."
The Cubs open a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez hopes to return to the lineup on Friday.