Further tests in Atlanta confirmed that Ramirez hadn't suffered a concussion or a skull injury after being hit in the side of the head by a line drive Sunday in Houston. But manager Bobby Cox said he might still scratch the left-hander from his start against Boston. "He wants to pitch, but I don't know," Cox said. "I think it may be better to skip him." If Ramirez doesn't start, the Braves will have to promote a pitcher from the minors. That would probably be Lance Cormier, who has made two starts for Class AAA Richmond after starting the season in the Braves' bullpen. Chuck James isn't eligible to be recalled until Sunday. The left-hander is likely to be promoted next week and take Thomson's spot in the rotation Tuesday against Toronto. Thomson is expected to have to go on the disabled list because of a nasty blister on the end of his middle finger. The skin tore away on his first warm-up pitch before the seventh inning Wednesday night against Florida. It will probably be two weeks," said Thomson, who allowed two runs in six strong innings against the Marlins. "I've had this in the past, so I know what to expect. It takes a while for the skin to grow back and I can't do anything until then."If I'm not mistaken, I think that rule about James' eligibility is waived in the case of an injury.