Ramirez was in the lineup as the designated hitter at Minnesota for an interleague game against the Twins, more than three weeks after he strained his left hamstring while fielding a ground ball. He was batting fifth.
Utilityman Elian Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room on the roster.
Ramirez, who turns 36 later this month, started the season strong and had 19 RBIs in April. But he was in an 8-for-62 slump when he was injured. Mark Reynolds has taken most of the time at third base in Ramirez's absence, and the Brewers haven't missed a beat. They've been in first place in the NL Central every day since April 5.