Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez said Tuesday morning that he expects to miss seven to 10 days of camp with a sprained left knee.

Ramirez injured the knee on a slide into second base last Saturday. An MRI performed Sunday showed there was no structural damage, which was a big relief for Ramirez and the team, but it's still serious enough to sideline him several days.

"It might even be two weeks but it's still early in spring training so it's not that big a deal," he said. "It's a lot better. The way it felt the other day I thought I would be on crutches right now. I was a little scared. It was pretty sore. I didn't know what to expect. But everything is coming back good.

"We'll have 15 days after (the absence) so there's still plenty of time."

The injury did change a plan for Ramirez to play more in spring training to try to avoid his annual slow start at the plate.

"It didn't work," said Ramirez. "Next year.

"We'll still have a lot of games before we leave so I should get a lot of at-bats."