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PHOENIX (AP) - The injuries are coming in bunches for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Aramis Ramirez doubled for his first hit of the spring Saturday but left Milwaukee's 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels with a strained left knee.
Ramirez snapped an 0-for-10 start with a bloop double down the left-field line in the third inning. After time was called, he stepped off the bag and was met by the team trainer before walking slowly back to the dugout. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
"When he slid into the bag, that impact jammed it," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "We checked it out and couldn't see any damage there. He's day to day, but usually that's more than one day."
It was the third significant piece of injury news for Milwaukee on Saturday. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Cubs with tightness in his groin, and left fielder Ryan Braun was out of the lineup with a bruised left knee.
The Brewers already lost first baseman Mat Gamel for the season after he tore a knee ligament in the team's first full workout, and two-time All-Star Corey Hart will be out until at least May following right knee surgery in January.
Gallardo will throw a bullpen session Sunday instead of making his start. If all goes well, he could start for Milwaukee on Tuesday. At that point, he and the Brewers will decide whether he'll be cleared to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
Braun was set to leave Brewers camp Sunday morning to join Team USA for the WBC.
"I'm not worried about Ryan," Roenicke said. "He went through all of his workout (Saturday morning), hit up here and just didn't feel right."
Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson went 1 2-3 innings in his spring debut, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out two.
"We've played so many games already, so I've been itching to get in there," said Wilson, who had bone spurs removed from his left elbow in October. "In the first inning I overcooked a couple of balls just from being anxious."
Wilson, who had an ice pack on his sore left knee, said his arm felt as loose as ever.
"If you're driving around with a flat tire on your car and you fix the tire, the car's going to feel better just from doing that," he said.
Hiram Burgos held Los Angeles to one run and two hits over four innings in his final appearance before leaving to join Puerto Rico for the WBC. Burgos, the Brewers' minor league pitcher of the year last season, struck out two and walked one.
"Now I can meet with the Puerto Rico team over there with that confidence," said Burgos, who said he's been told he'll pitch in the team's Pool C opener against Spain. "I know a lot of players from that country want to be there. It's a blessing to be there."
Vernon Wells hit his first home run of the spring for the Angels leading off the second inning.
Rickie Weeks homered and Taylor Green added a two-run double for the Brewers.
NOTES: Green will play for Milwaukee on Sunday before joining Team Canada for the WBC. ... Before the game, the Angels renewed the contract of AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout for $510,000, which is $20,000 above the major league minimum. Trout did not make the road trip Saturday. ... RHP Marco Estrada will start in Gallardo's place Sunday against the Cubs.
|Players of the Game|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Erick Aybar, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.308|
|Brendan Harris, SS||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.364|
|Alberto Callaspo, 3B||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.143|
|Thomas Field, PR-2B||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Howard Kendrick, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.556|
|Luis Jimenez, PR-3B||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.357|
|Vernon Wells, LF||2||1||1||1||1||0||0||.375|
|Matt Young, PR-LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.636|
|Hank Conger, C||3||0||1||2||0||2||0||.500|
|John Hester, C||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.250|
|Kole Calhoun, RF-1B||3||0||0||0||1||1||1||.133|
|Efren Navarro, 1B||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.125|
|Randal Grichuk, PR-RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|a- Scott Cousins, PH-RF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.111|
|Kaleb Cowart, DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.308|
|Travis Witherspoon, CF||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.333|
|J.B. Shuck, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.231|
|a-walked for Grichuk in the 9th|
|HR - Vernon Wells (1, Burgos)|
|RBI - Vernon Wells (3), Hank Conger 2 (8)|
|SB - Erick Aybar (1, 3rd base off Burgos/Lucroy), Kole Calhoun (2, 2nd base off Burgos/Lucroy)|
|CS - Kaleb Cowart (1, 2nd base by Stinson/Maldonado)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Kendrick-Callaspo|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Robert Coello (L,0-1)||0.1||1||1||1||0||0||0||19.29|
|Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 13-13, Jeremy Berg 1-1, Garrett Richards 17-17, Ernesto Frieri 5-5, Kevin Johnson 9-5, Ryan Brasier 3-3, Robert Coello 2-2|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 1-2, Garrett Richards 4-2, Ernesto Frieri 1-2, Kevin Johnson 2-0, Ryan Brasier 1-2|
|Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 9, Jeremy Berg 1, Garrett Richards 13, Ernesto Frieri 4, Kevin Johnson 4, Ryan Brasier 3, Robert Coello 2|
|Logan Schafer, RF||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.294|
|a- Kentrail Davis, PH-RF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.100|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||3||1||2||1||0||1||0||.231|
|Scooter Gennett, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.182|
|Khris Davis, DH||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.250|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.091|
|Martin Maldonado, PR-1B^C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.083|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||.357|
|Sean Halton, 1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Jeff Bianchi, SS||3||1||1||0||0||0||2||.200|
|b- Donnie Murphy, PH-SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.100|
|Taylor Green, 1B-3B||3||0||1||2||0||1||0||.063|
|Blake Davis, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Josh Prince, LF||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.143|
|c- Rene Tosoni, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Caleb Gindl, CF||3||0||1||1||0||1||2||.538|
|a-struck out for Schafer in the 7th|
|b-fouled out for Bianchi in the 8th|
|c-tripled for Prince in the 9th|
|2B - Rickie Weeks (1, Richards), Aramis Ramirez (1, Richards), Taylor Green (1, Wilson), Caleb Gindl (1, Richards)|
|3B - Rene Tosoni (1, Coello)|
|HR - Rickie Weeks (1, Richards)|
|SF - Caleb Gindl (1)|
|RBI - Rickie Weeks (1), Taylor Green 2 (2), Caleb Gindl (3)|
|SB - Josh Prince 2 (2, 2nd base off Wilson/Conger, 2nd base off Frieri/Hester)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Outfield Assists - Josh Prince 1|
|DP - Bianchi-Halton|
|E - Blake Davis (1, Misplayed grounder), Jonathan Lucroy (1, Throwing)|
|Burke Badenhop (H,2)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Tyler Thornburg (BS,1)||2||2||2||2||3||2||0||9.00|
|Josh Stinson (W,1-0)||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.80|
|Pitches-Strikes - Hiram Burgos 24-20, Burke Badenhop 5-5, Tyler Thornburg 23-11, Donovan Hand 6-6, Josh Stinson 7-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hiram Burgos 4-6, Burke Badenhop 1-1, Tyler Thornburg 2-1, Donovan Hand 2-0, Josh Stinson 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Hiram Burgos 15, Burke Badenhop 3, Tyler Thornburg 10, Donovan Hand 4, Josh Stinson 3|
|Attendance - 5732|
|Game Time - 2:55|
|Temperature - 76|
|Umpires - Home - John Tumpane, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski|