Aramis Ramirez to DL, Josh Prince called up

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Prince is getting an early opportunity to try out his new "super-sub" role.

To be honest, I'm treating this as good news.

An MRI today revealed a knee sprain for third baseman Aramis Ramirez (instead of, for example, a torn ACL), so he's been placed on the 15-day DL but should be back relatively soon. In the meantime the Brewers have been left with no backup infielders, so they've called up Nashville utiltyman Josh Prince.

Prince is a pretty interesting story, as he was a career .253/.333/.334 hitter in the minors before lighting up the Arizona Fall League last October and November, hitting .404/.491/.573 in 25 games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs. He was a shortstop for his first three professional seasons before moving to the outfield in 2012, and is now reportedly working in something of a "super-sub" role.

Prince can play all three outfield positions but is more likely to see time in the infield, where he's likely the only backup for second baseman Rickie Weeks, shortstop Jean Segura and (now) third baseman Alex Gonzalez.

If Prince appears in tonight's game it'll be his major league debut.

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