Outfielder Harold Ramirez returns to the West Virginia Power today. He went on the disabled list back on April 7th with a hamstring injury. Ramirez is ranked tenth among all prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. The injury occurred as he ran down the first base line on a ground ball. At that point, he had played just four games. Barrett Barnes also injured his hamstring running down the line in that same inning and he has yet to return to action.
Ramirez will take the roster spot of Mike Fransoso, who was transferred to the Jamestown roster. He hit .215 in 22 games, with a .628 OPS.
In other news, first baseman Matt Curry returned from the disabled list and he was transferred from the Indianapolis roster to Altoona. Curry hasn't played since a three game rehab stint in early July last year in the Gulf Coast League. He played in only 29 games all of last season. He has dealt with an assortment of injuries, including hamate surgery last year....
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.