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Braves vs. Mets Minor League Report: Wilkin Ramirez Records Two Hits, Cristhian Martinez Looks Solid In Opener

While Randall Delgado and Brett Oberholtzer made the trip to Port St. Lucie for the first Braves Spring Training game, they were only emergency pitchers and did not see any time on the mound. That means we didn't get to see much from the minor league crew in the first spring game, but there are a couple relievers worth mentioning.

Wilkin Ramirez had two singles, one off Manny Acosta and the other off Armando Rodriguez. The 25-year-old outfielder hit 15 home runs in AA last season, but getting on base has always been his issue. He isn't making any sort of push for the big league club, but he provides solid depth as an outfielder capable of manning center. He also got a shoutout by David O'Brien today, saying he displayed good speed in beating out a grounder for one of the singles.

Jose Constanza is one you should keep a distant eye on for the fourth outfielder job. He singled once in two trips, the hit coming off Rodriguez to lead off the 10th. Constanza has been old for his leagues but has displayed solid on-base ability and has good speed.

Speaking of fourth outfielder, Matt Young went 0-1 with a walk and RBI. He drove in a run on a fielder's choice. The walk is the norm for Young; he had 97 of them in 2009.

Cristhian Martinez pitched a solid 1.2 innings. He bailed Craig Kimbrel out of his mess by inducing a double play to Lucas Duda to end the inning. He then got a strikeout of Nick Evans and groundouts by Mike Nickeas and Daniel Murphy in the sixth.

Anthony Varvaro pitched a perfect inning but against all fellow minor leaguers. Stephen Marek pitched a scoreless inning. He allowed a leadoff walk, but he struck out Jason Pridie, got Duda to fly out, and after an error extended the inning, got Mickeas to strike out.

Juan Abreu gave up a walk, single and double to minor leaguers, the double by Jordany Valdespin driving in a run. He picked up two strikeouts and walked another, which is a pretty good example of how he does business.

Michael Broadway gave up a single and two-run home run to Willie Harris in the 10th. Broadway is a fringe relief prospect who probably has a better chance of not making the big leagues than actually making it.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.