"I guess he had some problems in the offseason and he was healed up and cleared physically," said Melvin, "and then once he started swinging more and more it started bothering him, and that's why you've only seen him the one time."
Ravelo hit .309 with 11 home runs and 66 RBIs in 133 games last season in his Double-A debut with Birmingham, adding 56 walks for a .386 on-base percentage. The 22-year-old is a future option at both corner-infield positions.
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