04/18/10 5:55 PM ET
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By Ken Gurnick and Evan Drellich / MLB.com
Manny sits another day with tight calf
LOS ANGELES -- Outfielder Manny Ramirez was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Sunday with a tight right calf muscle, but manager Joe Torre said Ramirez was available for pinch-hitting and would likely start the opener of a nine-game trip Tuesday night in Cincinnati."He's better. He's pinch-hittable," Torre said. "With the off-day tomorrow, we'll take advantage of that and we hope by Tuesday it will be all gone." Ramirez was removed from Friday night's game with the injury, which Torre said first surfaced last week in Pittsburgh. "I talked to Stan [Conte, head athletic trainer] and as much as we'd like to have him in there, it's still important in April to do the right thing," Ramirez was replaced in left field Sunday by Reed Johnson. Torre also sat left-handed hitters James Loney and Blake DeWitt with the Giants starting left-hander Barry Zito. Ronnie Belliard started at first base for Loney and Jamey Carroll started at second base for DeWitt. Loney is 1-for-20 with six strikeouts lifetime against Zito. DeWitt is 1-for-5. Belliard is 11-for-34 with a home run and Carroll 8-for-21.
Kuo aces likely final tuneup
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo had what is expected to be his final Minor League rehab appearance Sunday, a perfect six-pitch inning for Class A Inland Empire.Facing Modesto, Kuo pitched the seventh inning. He had one three-pitch strikeout, a flyout to center field and a lineout to right field. If Kuo comes out of the appearance with no physical setbacks, he's expected to be on the Dodgers' flight to Cincinnati on Monday and activated for Tuesday's opener against the Reds.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Evan Drellich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.