The Pittsburgh Pirates kept third baseman Aramis Ramirez out of the lineup for precautionary reasons Wednesday night at Colorado after he tweaked his left groin while running the bases the night before.
Ramirez had a run-scoring triple in the fourth inning Tuesday and then played in the field the next two innings before exiting. He said Wednesday he learned a valuable lesson:
"No more triples. I'm going to stop at second from now on. Speed is not part of my game."
It was Ramirez's first triple of the season.
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