I’m not sure how long it will last, but Minnesota Twins super-prospect Wilson Ramos has been called up and will start today’s game against Cleveland.
The Twins needed another catcher with Joe Mauer nursing a bruised heel that’s expected to keep him out until at least Monday.
If for no other reason, I’m really looking forward to seeing the youngster play in a meaningful big league game. He looked great in spring training, and rumors are a lot of teams would love to acquire him.
Whether or not he can find a home at the big leagues with Mauer in front of him or not doesn’t matter. Either way, he’s a valuable commodity to have. Young catchers who can defend and swing the bat are tough to find. Now, let’s see if he can do that in the majors.
A couple more morning links
- I spent a lot of time in March blogging about former Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks outfielder Jon Weber, who nearly made the New York Yankees opening day roster. Well, I did a Google search for him yesterday after hearing that Curtis Granderson was placed on the DL, thinking maybe Weber would get called up from Triple-A. He didn’t, but I did find this story about him from last week, which is straight out of "Bull Durham."
- And kudos to the Fargo Force. They’re up 2-0 in their best-of-5 USHL Clark Cup Finals series against Green Bay, which for some reason doesn’t continue until Friday. That game – Game 3 – will be at the UP Center. And there’s nothing I love more in the world of sports than goalies scoring goals. And that’s just what the Force’s Ryan Massa did. It was the first of his career.