Know this about Jack McKeon: Even at 80 years old and more than five seasons since he last managed in the big leagues, he doesn't walk on tiptoes. He re-established that with his first lineup.
"I saw him running [Sunday] and I didn't think he was running that good," said McKeon, about the Ramirez omission.
McKeon did not say whether he thought the issue was a lack of effort or physical in nature. Ramirez came off the disabled list last week after suffering a back strain.