BALTIMORE -- Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was back in the White Sox lineup Tuesday night after partially tearing the fingernail off his right pinky finger during Monday's 4-3 loss.
The game was delayed for several minutes while Ramirez was treated for the injury, which occurred while trying to barehand a slow grounder.
The finger remained wrapped up in the locker room before Tuesday's game and Ramirez was ready to try again.
"If I would say it's not hurting me, I'd be lying," he said through an interpreter.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the biggest problem might be swinging a bat, which could bring the shortstop some pain.
"Every once in a while it will bite him a little," Ventura said."He can throw. It may [bother him more] hitting. I think the more he does it, we'll find out for sure."
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said that Francisco Liriano, Monday's starter, is fine after leg cramps bothered him during the 4-3 loss. Liriano said after the game he wasn't too worried, and on Tuesday everything felt good.
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Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.