Wilkin Emilio (Arias) Ramirez...son, Derek (9/23/07), and daughter, Venus (4/14/13)...attended Escuela Primaria El Fundo High School in Bani, DR.
Made Twins Opening Day roster, the first in his career...Placed on Paternity List April 14-16 to attend the birth of daughter, Venus...Hit .346 (9-for-26) with two doubles and five RBI in first 13 games April 1-May 7...Placed on 7-day disabled list with a concussion May 26 after colliding with leftfielder Josh Willingham May 25 at Detroit...played in 14 games on rehab assignment with the GCL Twins, Single-A Ft. Myers and Double-A New Britain and was reinstated August 12...Hit safely in season-high six straight August 16-22, hitting .381 (8-for-21) in that span...Placed on 15-day disabled list August 30 with a fractured left fibula, suffered after fouling a ball off leg August 29 vs. Kansas City.
Was an invite to Twins spring training and reassigned to minor league camp March 19. ... Began season on 7-day disabled list with a left groin strain April 5-27; reported to Single-A Ft. Myers for four games April 27-30, then to
Double-A New Britain for 11 games May 1-12, then to Rochester May 15. ... Hit two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning June 20 vs. Durham. ... Hit third professional grand slam August 20 at Pawtucket. ... Batted .337 (35-for-104) with 21 RBI in 27 August games; batted .350 (41-for-117) with nine doubles, one triple, five home runs and 26
RBI in August and September combined; his 26 RBI ranked second in International League. ... Named International League Player of the Week August 27-September 3, batting .367 (11-for-30) with four doubles, three home runs and
10 RBI in seven games.
Started the season with Triple-A Gwinnett...had four stints with Atlanta during the season...Recorded a two-homer game, April 11 vs. Norwich...another two homer game, September 1 at Norwich...Appeared in 20 games for the Braves between May 24-July 27...Batted .326 (29-for-89) against left-handed pitching and .241 (48-for-199) against right-handed pitching while at Gwinnett...batted .238 (40-for-168) before the All-Star break and .308 (37-for-120) after the break...Committed just two errors on the season for Gwinnett, playing 67 games in the outfield...Played for Toros Del Este in the Dominican Winter League, batting .243 (9-for-37) with one double, one home run and six rbi in 15 games...Elected free agency, November 2.
Started the season in the Tigers Organization by appearing in a combined 97 games between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo...Hit a combined .234 (105-for-448) with 23 home runs and 70 RBI between Double-A Erie, Triple-A Toledo and Triple-A Gwinnett...Was acquired by the Braves from the Detroit Tigers on 7/31 in exchange for cash considerations...Selected to participate in the XM Futures Game held at Angel Stadium prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He started in right field for the World Team and went 1-for-2 at the plate...Finished the season with 24 games at Triple-A Gwinnett (.253, 21-for-83, 4 HR, 14 RBI).
Finished fifth in the International League with 33 stolen bases as he spent the majority of the 2009 season with Triple-A Toledo -- saw his first major league action in three separate stints with the Tigers...Third in the International League with 143 strikeouts...led all league outfielders with 11 errors...Hit safely in his first nine games of the season with the Mud Hens April 9-17, batting .324 (12x37) with a double, triple,
home run and six RBI...Collected a season-high four hits on April 28 versus Columbus -- matched the high with four hits on May 16 at Charlotte...Belted a season-high two home runs on May 16 at Charlotte...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on May 19...Made his major league debut on May 20 versus Texas -- connected for his major league hit, a solo home run in the
sixth inning off Matt Harrison...became the first Tigers player to hit a home run in his major league debut since Reggie
Sanders did so on September 1, 1974 versus Oakland...Optioned back to Toledo by the Tigers on May 21...Batted .514 (19x37) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI over a nine-game hitting streak July 1-10...Hit .352 (38x108) with six doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 21 RBI in 28 games during July -- led the
International League with 69 total bases during the month, while he tied for second with seven home runs, finished
fourth with 21 RBI and ninth with a .352 batting average...Fared better against lefties with Toledo, hitting .304 (41x135)...batted .237 (71x299) against righthanded pitchers...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo for the remainder of the season on September 1...Collected a career-high two hits on September 10 at Kansas City...Named the eighth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Earned both Eastern League mid- and post-season all-star honors as he played the majority of the 2008 season with Double A Erie...selected Erie's Player of the Year...Second in the Eastern League with a .522 slugging percentage, while he tied for second with 26 stolen bases, tied for fifth with seven triples and tied for seventh with a .303 batting average...tied for the league lead with 138 strikeouts...Earned a spot on the World Team for the Futures Game held at Yankee Stadium prior to Major League Baseball's
All-Star Game -- started in left field and he finished with a single and walk...Belted a season-high two home runs on April 29 at Akron -- equaled the high with two home runs on June 28 versus Harrisburg and August 8 at Reading...Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for April after hitting .330 (33x100) with 20 runs scored, eight
doubles, three triples, six home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games -- second in the Eastern League with 65 total bases during the month, while he tied for second with six home runs and eighth with a .330 batting average...Promoted to Triple A Toledo on June 6 -- saw action in 11 games with the Mud Hens before he was sent back to Erie
on June 20...Sidelined July 17-26 with a right quadriceps strain...Collected a season-high six RBI on August 8 at Reading...Fifth in the Eastern League with 24 RBI during August -- hit .321 (34x106) with 21 runs scored, seven doubles and four home runs in 26 games during the month...Named the sixth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Saw action in seven games with Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season, batting .125 (2x16) with
a home run and two RBI.
Split the 2007 season between Single A Lakeland and Erie, finishing third among all Tigers minor leaguers with 34 stolen bases between his two stops...Opened the season with Lakeland -- finished fifth in the Florida State League with 28 stolen bases...Collected a season-high four hits on June 14 versus Tampa...Hit .390 (30x77) with 18 runs scored, three doubles, a triple, five home runs, 11 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 25 games
during June -- third in the Florida State League with a .390 batting average during the month...Transferred to Erie from Lakeland on July 20...Appeared in one game with Erie during the Eastern League playoffs, collecting two hits in four at-bats...Named the 14th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Limited to 66 games with Lakeland as he missed the remainder of the 2006 season after landing on the disabled list on July 20 with a left shin contusion...Belted a grand slam on May 20 at Palm Beach, collecting a season-high four RBI -- matched the high with four RBI on May 26 versus Vermont...Named the 13th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Selected to the Midwest League's mid-season all-star squad with Single-A West Michigan...Led the
Midwest League with 143 strikeouts, while he tied for fifth with 131 games played...Batted .300 (36-for-120) with 20 runs scored, six doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI in 30 games during May...Hit .306 (37-for-121)
against left-handed pitchers and .247 (92-for-372) against right-handers...Saw action in all four of West
Michigan's games during the Midwest League playoffs, batting .267 (4-for-15) with two doubles and three
RBI...Named the fifth-best prospect and best power hitter in the Tigers organization and 20th-best prospect in
the Midwest League following the season by Baseball America.
Missed the entire season due to right shoulder surgery...Named the 11th-best prospect in the Tigers
organization following the season by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Tigers after signing with Detroit as a non-drafted free agent on 2/5...Finished second in the GCL with seven triples, while he was fourth with 35 RBI, tied for fourth with 51 strikeouts and fifth with 90 total bases...Led all GCL third basemen with 86 assists and 21
errors...Named the 12th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.