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Twins to place outfielder Ramirez on paternity list

Twins to place outfielder Ramirez on paternity list

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins will place outfielder Wilkin Ramirez on the paternity list Sunday, the club announced after Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.

Ramirez, who is hitting .200 in five games this season, is heading to New York to attend the birth of his second child.

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The club will wait to announce the corresponding roster move to replace Ramirez, as Sunday's game could be postponed because of weather.

Ramirez can be away from the club for a maximum of three days under the rules of Major League Baseball's paternity list.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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