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.
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.