Adam Dunn might not return for another five days because of strained right oblique muscle

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White Sox slugger Adam Dunn was not in the lineup Saturday, is not in the lineup Sunday and is not expected to return to action anytime soon.

Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Dunn “could miss another five days” as he continues to battle through a strained right oblique muscle. Which means that he’ll likely be out for the White Sox’ entire four-game series against the Tigers that is scheduled to get underway on Monday night.

‘‘He still has a strain, and it will be [at least] a couple days,’’ White Sox manager Robin Ventura told reporters on Saturday. ‘‘It’s when he [feels he’s] ready to go.’’

Dayan Viciedo is serving as Chicago’s designated hitter Sunday afternoon against the Royals.

Dunn, 32, is batting .208/.340/.485 with 38 homers and 88 RBI in 133 games played this season.

A.J. Ramos to undergo season-ending surgery for torn labrum

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Mets reliever A.J. Ramos has a torn labrum and will undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Ramos, 31, has been out of action since late May. In his last two appearances, in Milwaukee against the Brewers, he walked both batters he faced in the 10th inning, then gave up three runs and recorded only two outs the next day. On the season, he owns a disappointing 6.41 ERA with a 22/15 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings. The shoulder issue explains his struggles.

The Mets acquired Ramos from the Marlins ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline last July. Ramos will be eligible for free agency once the season concludes.