RR said Aramis Ramirez got through his first workout with no issues. Did everything but bunt defense drill.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 23, 2014
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Ramirez lost his father (age 61) to colon cancer, so when signs of his polyp became apparent, he had tests performed and the polyp removed. According to McCalvy, Ramirez knew all along that the polyp was harmless but decided to have it removed as a precaution. Said Ramirez,
"I just wanted to do it because my dad died of colon cancer. I wanted to get checked out because usually it's a family thing. Sure enough, I didn't have cancer, but I had a polyp."The best news is that Ramirez has no cancerous tumor. As a result, he can now focus on recovering from the surgery and getting back onto the field full-time. Jeff Bianchi and Taylor Green could see time at third until Ramirez is ready.
Ramirez is a career .285/.345/.501 hitter with 354 HR, 1,276 RBI, and 1.9 average WAR in 16 years with the Pirates, Cubs, and Brewers.
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