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Brewers watching prospects' injury progress

Brewers watching prospects' injury progress

Brewers watching prospects' injury progress
He went 0-for-4, but there's no doubt the Brewers' Nick Ramirez will take it.

It was Ramirez's first game of the 2012 season. Milwaukee's fourth-round pick from the 2011 First-year Player Draft had been rehabbing from a broken hamate bone.

The Cal State Fullerton product played in the Pioneer League and Midwest League last summer, hitting a combined .271 with 11 homers and 53 RBIs in 59 games. If the 22-year-old can get in a groove, don't be surprised to see him start moving more quickly. And you can read all about as he contributes to the prospect blog, We the Prospects.

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Ramirez isn't the only Brewers prospect on the injury transaction wire. Khris Davis, No. 13 on the team's Top 20 Prospects list, hit the DL on Sunday with a leg injury. It was bad timing, as Davis' .328 average would be good for third in the Double-A Southern League, and his .451 OBP would top the circuit.

Many happy returns: Manny Banuelos, who is ranked No. 11 on the overall Top 100 prospects list (No. 1 on the Yankees' Top 20) returned from his back problems, and it looks like the rest did him some good. The lefty has tossed 8 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on six hits. Most importantly, he hasn't walked anyone after issuing seven free passes over his first 5 1/3 innings. ... Speaking of New York pitching prospects, Zack Wheeler (No. 26 overall, No. 1 on the Mets' Top 20) returned from his finger nail issue, going five innings and allowing two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out seven.

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