Aramis' return delayed another day

Aramis' return delayed another day

ST. LOUIS -- One more day. At least.

That remained the status of third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who was withheld from Friday's lineup with a sore oblique muscle on his left side.

Ramirez said on Thursday that he expected to be back in the lineup on Friday, but manager Lou Piniella decided to give him more time.

"He is going to take batting practice today. And if he is OK, we look forward to getting him in the lineup tomorrow," Piniella said. "We'll see."