Prospect Injury Updates: Gumbs, Whitley, Ravel

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(Presswire)
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Earlier today we learned RHP Ty Hensley is likely to miss the rest of the season following hip surgery, and now it’s time to get caught up on some other injured minor leaguers. Chad Jennings has all the updates…

  • RHP Angelo Gumbs (finger) is a couple of weeks away from return to High-A Tampa. He’s playing in Extended Spring Training games now. Whenever he is ready, I have to think Rob Refsnyder will get bumped up to Double-A Trenton to make room.
  • RHP Jose Ramirez started the season on the DL with fatigue, there was no injury. He pitched in winter ball and overextended himself a bit in big league camp, so they held him back. Ramirez has since rejoined the Double-A rotation.
  • RHP Jose Campos (elbow) had a bone bruise last year according to VP of Baseball Ops Mark Newman. Campos said himself it was a small fracture. I don’t know who to believe, but I suppose something could have been lost in translation.
  • RHP Chase Whitley (oblique) is about ten days away from being activated and returning to game action. He might have been called up instead of Preston Claiborne last week had he been healthy.
  • LHP Manny Banuelos (elbow) is on schedule as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. He’s expected to miss the rest of the year.
  • OF Adonis Garcia (wrist) is taking batting practice while OF Ravel Santana (ankle) is playing in ExST. The ankle injury has completed derailed his career.
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  • JohnnyC

    If Gumbs can ever stay healthy long enough, might it be worthwhile to try him at shortstop? CF, another position mentioned a lot for him, should be a last resort. Does he have the arm for shortstop?

    • Gonzo

      That was in a mailbag in December. I don’t think there was a definitive resolution to the question. Probably a question for KLaw or Callis.

      The Mailbag with the question:
      http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....mbs-80157/

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Poor, poor Ravel Santana.

    That ankle injury really fucking sucks.

    • Gonzo

      At Rookie Ball, who knows though. Even without the injury he might have not hit in A ball or beyond. I remember I got all excited about Isaias Tejeda because of his Rookie Ball performance.

      • Gonzo

        P.S. This is what I tell myself to feel better about Santana.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Haha, I was about to jump on the Tejeda comp.

  • Bo Knows

    That means Ramirez might have a higher innings count for the season that I would have guessed. Including winter ball he pitched 117 total innings last year, that means he might have a 145-155 innings.

  • jtiddah

    Has there been any word how Pineda came out of his latest exst game? I think he just had one yesterday.

  • Tim B

    What about Pat Venditte? Still rehabbing?