Ramirez nursing sore shoulder

Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who was expected to make his spring debut in the team’s second exhibition game today, still is bothered enough by a sore shoulder that he won’t play until Saturday at the earliest, and possibly as the designated hitter against the Los Angeles Angels in Tempe.

The Cubs don’t consider the soreness anything more serious than a typical spring ache caused by all the early camp activity.

Today’s lineup against a San Francisco split squad in the Cubs’ exhibition home opener:

LF Alfonso Soriano

SS Ryan Theriot

RF Kosuke Fukudome

1B Derrek Lee

2B Mike Fontenot

CF Felix Pie

3B Alex Cintron

C Henry Blanco

P Carlos Zambrano

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