MILWAUKEE -- One day after leaving in the first inning with tightness in his right side, Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is out of the starting lineup for the middle game against the Brewers on Saturday.
Ramirez has reached base via hit or walk in 43 of his last 46 starts, but due to various injuries those starts have come in a period of 64 team games, including Saturday.
Miguel Rojas makes the start at shortstop, his 16th start at the position this season but just his third start at shortstop in the last 16 games.
A.J. Ellis is back at catcher for the Dodgers after getting Friday off. Ellis, who lives in Wisconsin during the offseason, is 4-for-15 with a double and two walks in four career games at Miller Park, hitting .267/.353/.333.
The Brewers get their regular catcher back too, with All-Star starter Jonathan Lucroy back after a night off on Friday. Lucroy, 28, is hitting .307/.374/.493 with 38 doubles and 12 home runs, and he's second in the National League (to Miguel Montero) in both starts at catcher (95) and innings behind the plate (855).