CHICAGO (AP) -The Chicago Cubs activated slugging third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against the White Sox.
Ramirez, who leads the Cubs with 13 homers, went on the DL with tendinitis in his left knee on June 11 after injuring it running to first against Milwaukee five days earlier. He was the designated hitter on Friday and will likely stay there the rest of the weekend. He will also wear a knee brace the rest of the year.
``I'm not 100 percent,'' said Ramirez, who was batting .299 and tied for the team lead with 39 RBIs entering Friday's game. ``I can use the three days of DH.''
Manager Lou Piniella said ``we'll see what he can handle'' once the Cubs resume National League play, although he anticipates giving Ramirez some extra days off.
To make room for Ramirez, the Cubs optioned right-handed pitcher Sean Gallagher to Triple-A Iowa following Thursday's game at Texas. Gallagher had a 9.53 ERA in three relief appearances after being selected from Double-A Tennessee on June 6.
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