Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Twins catching prospect Ramos out for 7-10 days

Posted by: Phil Miller under Farm System Updated: June 21, 2010 - 11:42 AM

Twins catching prospect Wilson Ramos is expected to miss seven to 10 days with a strained oblique muscle, according to Twins minor league director Jim Rantz.

Ramos, who could be a key trade chip for the Twins this summer, injured himself in Saturday's game for Class AAA Rochester. Catcher Allan de San Miguel has been promoted from Class A Fort Myers to help handle the catching duties for Rochester.

Ramos, 22, is batting .218 with four home runs and 18 RBI for the Red Wings. He batted .296 with three doubles in seven games for the Twins when Joe Mauer suffered a bruised left heel.

(*) La Velle E. Neal III contributed to this report.

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