September 28, 2022
Heliot Ramos rejoins SF Giants as Darin Ruf mourns father's surprise death

Ruf was placed on the bereavement list, which allows him to miss between three and seven games, and was replaced on the roster and in the lineup by top outfield prospect Heliot Ramos.

“We’re going to give him whatever he needs to take care of this family matter,” manager Gabe Kapler said Tuesday before the Giants’ second game with the Phillies.

Ramos, 22, joins the big club for the second time this season, after he brought an an infusion of energy during a brief stint shortly after Opening Day. Since being sent back down to Triple-A, however, Ramos has struggled mightily.

Ramos was thought to be knocking on the door but was passed over for long-term looks for waiver-wire pickups such as Stuart Fairchild and other outfielders with better numbers at Sacramento, such as Luis Gonzalez. In 155 Triple-A at-bats this season, Ramos is hitting .200/.291/.303, but Kapler said he has shown improvement in recent days.

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