Wilson Ramos continues to be snakebitten when it comes to injuries and maladies and misfortune: he left last night’s Nats-Giants game in the ninth inning after tweaking his hamstring after hitting a double in the ninth inning.
He missed the first month of the season following hamate bone surgery. Last year he missed time on two occasions with other hamstring issues. He missed most of the 2012 season following knee surgery. He was kidnapped at gunpoint in Venezuela in 2011.
Ramos will be re-evaluated today before the team determines how long he’ll be sidelined. Sidelines, unfortunately, with which he is intimately familiar.
The Braves have made it official, announcing that they have called up top prospect Ronald Acuña. He’ll bat sixth in tonight’s game against the Reds and will start in left field.
Acuña will be wearing number 13, no doubt to honor past Braves luminaries like Adonis Garcia, Nate McLouth, Ozzie Guillen, Juan Eichelberger and Jerry Royster, all of whom have worn the fabled 1 and 3. Feel like he stands a pretty good chance of besting their exploits.
The 20-year-old Acuña was 11-for-his-last-33 with a homer, a double, four walks, and three stolen bases at Triple-A Gwinnett following a slow start. He tore it up in spring training, however, and hit .325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs, 82 RBI, 44 stolen bases, and 88 runs scored in 139 games last season across three levels of the Braves’ minor league system.
The future was delayed a bit, but it’s here now for the Atlanta Braves’ phenom.