Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos on track to return to San Jose Giants in early June

Ali Thanawalla
NBC Sports BayArea

Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos on track to return to San Jose Giants in early June originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

With the San Francisco Giants struggling at the start of the season, fans' attention turned to the San Jose Giants, where top prospects Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos started the year.

But in the span of 11 days in April, both players went down with injuries, Bart's more serious than the one sustained by Ramos.

Now we have an idea of when they might be return to the Baby Giants' lineup.

"They are both down in Arizona right now rehabbing their injuries," Radio broadcaster Joe Ritzo said on the latest Inside the San Jose Giants podcast. "And the rehab is going as scheduled for both players so far. So that is very good news and they are each on track to return to the San Jose Giants in early June."

Bart suffered a fractured left hand on April 15 and was expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. An early June return would exceed that timetable, but it's not an injury that can or should be rushed.

As for Ramos, he went on the injured list on April 26 after experiencing left knee soreness.

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"They obviously still have to go through more of the rehab process, they'll eventually be playing in some extended spring training games down there," Ritzo said. "That will be a big hurdle to cross. But once that happens and they prove they are healthy, they both should be back in the middle of this San Jose lineup."

It's been a while since the Giants have had prospects with this much upside. Once they return, it will be crucial for Bart and Ramos to stay healthy and finish the season strong.

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