Ramirez was sidelined with irritation in the A-C joint in his right shoulder, an injury that bothers him more in the field than at the plate. Ramirez was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup in Cincinnati but appeared as a pinch hitter. But after getting a cortisone shot in his shoulder, Ramirez was completely unavailable on Thursday.
Chone Figgins gets the start at third base, batting eighth.
The Diamondbacks made a roster move before Friday's game as well, placing outfielder Ender Inciarte on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Arizona activated speedy outfielder Tony Campana from Triple-A Reno to take his place.