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June 6, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Red Sox promote Henry Ramos to Pawtucket

Per Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press Herald, the Red Sox have promoted outfield prospect Henry Ramos (pictured) to Triple-A Pawtucket. Ramos, who is 32nd in the SoxProspects.com rankings, was in the midst of his third season in Double-A Portland. The 24-year-old was performing well for the Sea Dogs, slashing .281/.333/.406 through 42 games and had been even better of late, hitting .304 in May. 

A former fifth-round pick in 2010, Ramos's career has stalled a bit in recent seasons. He got off to a great start with Portland in his first taste of Double-A in 2014, hitting .326/.368/.431 in 48 games, but has dealt with a slew of injuries since then. Ramos suffered a season-ending stress fracture in his left tibia in 2014 and then played only 48 games between knee injuries last season. That knee again bothered Ramos earlier this season, but he has been able to stay on the field and produce this year.

When healthy, Ramos brings a well-rounded skill set to the table. He has an athletic 6-foot-2 frame and has roughly average tools across the board. Ramos has spent a nearly equal amount of time in center and right field in his minor league career, but due to his merely average speed, he profiles best as a right fielder in the long term.

Ramos will fill Rusney Castillo's spot in the PawSox outfield, as Castillo was promoted to Boston on Sunday, with Blake Swihart landing on the 15-day disabled list. Jayce Ray has been promoted from Greenville to fill Ramos's spot in Portland.

Photo Credit: Henry Ramos by Kelly O'Connor