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Wilson Ramos | Catcher | #40

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 257
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / MIN
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Wilson Ramos (knee) worked out on the field Saturday for the first time this spring.
It's not clear what activities Ramos performed, but they would figure to be limited. Ramos is still hoping to be ready to serve as a designated hitter for the Rays sometime in May as he works his way back from ACL surgery, but his timetable remains very much up in the air. Mar 5 - 12:35 PM

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Wilson Ramos (knee) said Tuesday that he's still hoping to return as a designated hitter at some point in May.

This comes after Bill Chastian of MLB.com wrote earlier this week that Ramos "will not likely be ready to play until July, and he probably won't be able to catch until August." While Ramos remains optimistic about his timeline after ACL surgery, he also doesn't want to rush things. His return date is a moving target right now.
Feb 15 - 1:34 PM

MLB.com's Bill Chastain writes that Wilson Ramos (knee) "will not likely be ready to play until July, and he probably won't be able to catch until August."

It's a different picture than the one painted by Ramos, who said in December that his recovery from ACL surgery was going so well that he expected to be ready to serve as a designated hitter by the beginning of May. The Rays aren't placing any timetables on the catcher, but it would probably be wise for fantasy owners to not count on more than half of a season out of him. "Ramos, we're going to learn as he goes along," Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom said. "We know he's going to be longer. We've talked about it before. We don't exactly know when. ... We knew when we signed him he's got very high expectations for when he'll be back, and that's great. He has worked his tail off trying to get back on the field. And he's very motivated. Really wants to make an impact. We're not going to hold him back, we just don't want to do anything that's going to jeopardize his health."
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Feb 13 - 5:49 PM

Wilson Ramos (knee) said Monday that he thinks he could be ready to serve as a designated hitter by early May before being eased in at catcher.

Ramos said he's a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL and meniscus surgeries. "The pace of my rehab, at the very least, I expect to be available for the team, getting at-bats, DHing, really from the beginning of May," Ramos said. "The people doing my therapy (in South Florida) have been really impressed." While it's admirable that Ramos is aiming for an accelerated timetable, the Rays aren't counting on him until June or July and that remains the likelier scenario for his return. Curt Casali and Luke Maile will handle the catching duties for the Rays until Ramos is ready.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Rays signed C Wilson Ramos to a two-year, $12.5 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last Tuesday night, during the Winter Meetings, and then finalized Monday morning in the Tampa Bay area. Ramos is on the long road to rehab from major knee surgery (ACL, meniscus tears) and probably won't be an active player for the Rays until sometime next June. But he can DH for a while and then showcase himself as a legitimate catcher in 2018 before hitting free agency again at age 31. It's a nice deal for all parties involved. Ramos was probably looking at a five- or six-year kind of offer in free agency before the late-September knee injury.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirms the Rays have signed free agent catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year contract.

It's worth $12.5 million guaranteed and incentives could push the total to $18.25 million, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Ramos was probably looking at a five- or six-year deal in free agency before he suffered ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee on September 26 at Nationals Park. He'll be in rehab mode when the 2017 season begins and will then try to rebuild his value in Tampa Bay over the next year-and-a-half. Ramos figures to split time between catcher and DH with the Rays. He is an excellent hitter when healthy.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:48:00 PM

Wilson Ramos has a two-year offer from the Rays and "could be close to a decision," per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Ramos' representatives were scheduled to meet with Rays executives on Tuesday night at the Winter Meetings. Maybe that already happened. The 29-year-old catcher is coming off surgery for ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee and won't be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, but he's a legitimate masher when healthy. This could set up as a nice buy-low for cost-conscious Tampa Bay.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:39:00 PM

According to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post, the Rays plan to speak with Wilson Ramos' representatives Tuesday night at the Winter Meetings.

"There's legit interest there," adds Castillo. Ramos suffered ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee on September 26 and his rehab is expected to stretch into the early part of the 2017 season, but the 29-year-old catcher still reportedly wants a four- or five-year deal in free agency. He did produce an impressive .307/.354/.496 batting line with 22 home runs and 80 RBI over 131 games this year with Washington before the major knee injury.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Wilson Ramos' agent Scott Pucino says that his client will be ready for MLB games by April or May "at the latest."

Ramos suffered ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee on September 26, which was enough for the Nationals to decline giving him a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer earlier this week. Pucino's timeline might be overly optimistic, but a report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports this week also indicated that he could potentially be back by the end of May. Ramos could reportedly consider short-term offers in hopes of reestablishing his value and testing the open market again. It should be an interesting market for him.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Wilson Ramos is not getting a one-year $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Nationals.

Because he almost certainly would have accepted that one-year contract after requiring surgery last month for ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee. Ramos probably isn't going to be able to resume playing in major league games until the middle of the 2017 season, which does massive damage to his free agent value. This is also the second major right knee injury of his career. The 29-year-old catcher was supposed to cash in big this winter after batting .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI over 131 games in 2016. Ramos will still do pretty well as an established bat with no tie to draft pick compensation.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Wilson Ramos' agent Wil Polidor told the Washington Post that his client still plans to seek a four- or five-year contract this winter in free agency.

Ramos suffered ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee on September 26 and his rehab from surgery will extend into the 2017 season, but the 29-year-old catcher is going to try to cash in anyway on a weak free agent market. Ramos acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that his best offers are likely to come from American League teams because he might have to DH some moving forward. This was the second major right knee injury of his career.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Wilson Ramos will be sidelined for 6-8 months following surgery Friday to repair ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee.

The 6-8 month timetable means his recovery will bleed into next season, and any sort of setback could cost him a good chunk of 2017. It's the second time he's had his right ACL operated on. Still, Ramos should be able to land a sizable contract this winter coming off a career year that saw him bat .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI over 131 games.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Wilson Ramos is scheduled to undergo surgery for ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee on Friday.

The surgery comes with seven months of rehab, which means he will not be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season. Ramos makes for a very interesting free agent, coming off a walk year in which he hit .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI over 131 games for the NL East-champion Nationals. The 29-year-old catcher blew out his knee while trying to leap for a high throw at home plate on September 26.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:05:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, there may be meniscus tears in Wilson Ramos' right knee.

Ramos has already been diagnosed with a torn ACL, but the extent of the damage could range well beyond that. The impending free agent catcher came down hard on his right knee Monday after jumping to catch a throw at home plate and will undergo major surgery at some point in the near future. This is obviously going to crush his open-market value despite a breakout 2016. Ramos, 29, batted .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI over 131 games for the NL East-champion Nationals.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.

He's obviously done for the year and will require surgery. Ramos previously tore the ACL and MCL in the very same knee back in 2012. It's absolutely brutal timing, not only with the playoffs days away, but also with him on the verge of hitting free agency. The 29-year-old was poised for a big payday after hitting .307/.354/.496 with 22 homers and 80 RBI over 131 games this season.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
4Curt Casali
5Luke Maile
1B1Logan Morrison
2Nick Franklin
2B1Brad Miller
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Chase Whitley
7Austin Pruitt
8Jaime Schultz
9Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Tommy Hunter
10Jumbo Diaz
11Justin Marks
12Cory Rasmus
13Diego Moreno