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Ramirez' Return to Minors Isn't "Easy"

<center>Elizardo Ramirez</center>

Elizardo Ramirez has had a season that has not gone how he expected. One day, he's at Class A Clearwater, the next, he's a major leaguer. At first, Ramirez' stay in the majors was supposed to be short-lived, but somehow, he stayed there longer than anyone expected. Now, Ramirez is back in the minors and working to return himself to where he was before his prolonged visit to Philadelphia, only this time, he's at a higher level than when he left.

"I thought he (Ramirez) could have handled starting at AA this year," explained Reading manger Greg Legg, who saw Ramirez in camp this past spring. Legg thought in many ways, Ramirez was ahead of both Gavin Floyd and Cole Hamels. "Ramirez is one of those guys with a true mound presence," said Legg. While Legg didn't get his wish and Ramirez started the year at Class A Clearwater, it wasn't long...

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