Ramirez shut down, and Borbon has surgery

News on a couple of minor leaguers dealing with injury issues...

Neil Ramirez, who was lifted from his last start at AAA Round Rock because of shoulder stiffness, has been examined by Dr. Keith Meister, and it has been determined that Ramirez has no structural issues.

Ramirez will spend the next 7-10 days doing stretching and strengthening exercises, then ease back into pitching.

Julio Borbon, meanwhile, has reportedly undergone surgery on his sprained ankle, which he injured sliding into second attempting to break up a double play.  It is the same ankle that he fractured while in college, which adds complications to the rehabilitation process, and helped prompt the decision to undergo surgery.  

Borbon is, per Jeff Wilson on Twitter, scheduled to resume baseball activities in six weeks, which basically means he's done for the season, although he could hypothetically be activated in September when rosters expand to provide the Rangers with depth as a pinch runner.

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