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Aramis back in lineup as designated hitter

ARLINGTON -- Aramis Ramirez, back in the lineup for the second day after missing more than a month with a knee injury, was at designated hitter on Wednesday. Manager Ron Roenicke removed Ramirez from the game to start the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday, but only as a precaution.

"We could have thrown him out there a couple more innings, but the timing worked out well," Roenicke said. "He was good, so he'll be back DHing today and hopefully gets through that OK and he'll be able to go back to third base tomorrow."

Roenicke said Ramirez made progress in each of his three at-bats Tuesday, despite an 0-for-3 night.

"The first at-bat, he swings at the first pitch he sees, pops it up," Roenicke said. "Next one, I thought it was a pretty good swing, popped up, and the last one [a flyout to center] was a really good swing. He just missed hitting that a long way."

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