Brewers 4, Angels 3

The injuries are coming in bunches for the Milwaukee


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


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


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


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.