Tigers call up Wilkin Ramirez
Top outfield prospect Wilkin Ramirez is going to get his first taste of the big leagues while Magglio Ordonez is away. The Tigers recalled him from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday to fill Ordonez’s roster spot, which opened up when he was placed on the family medical emergency list.
Aside from a huge stolen base total, Ramirez had been slumping with the Mud Hens of late until he went on a tear last week. He had a four-hit, two-homer game Saturday at Charlotte, followed by a 3-for-3 performance Sunday. For the year, the 23-year-old is batting .316 with five homers, 13 RBIs, 23 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 17 attempts.