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Wilson Ramos | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Wilson Ramos (hand) took five light swings Friday.
It's the first time he's swung a bat since hamate bone surgery on April 2. Although Ramos said he didn't feel any pain, his left wrist remains weak (which is no surprise). He's expected back with the Nationals in mid-May. Apr 18 - 4:03 PM

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Wilson Ramos had the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired left hand on Tuesday.

Ramos, who underwent hamate bone surgery on April 2, can now begin doing basic rehab exercises. The hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Nationals' active roster around mid-May, though hamate bone injuries are notorious for sapping power in the short term and Ramos no longer carries nearly as much attraction as a fantasy option in standard redraft leagues.
Apr 15 - 5:23 PM

Wilson Ramos (hand) will begin exercises next week.

Making his way back from hamate bone surgery, Ramos is wearing a bandage on the bottom of his left hand and still needs to have stitches removed. He's expected to miss 4-8 weeks, though Nationals manager Matt Williams thinks the catcher will return on the short end of that timetable.
Apr 8 - 7:37 PM

Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hamate bone.

Ramos underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to remove the bone. The Nats think he could return in 4-5 weeks, but it might take longer than that. Sandy Leon has been recalled to take Ramos' spot on the roster, and he'll serve as Jose Lobaton's backup.
Apr 2 - 3:11 PM

In a radio interview Wednesday, Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed that Wilson Ramos will undergo hamate bone surgery on his left hand.

Williams expects his catcher back in 4-5 weeks, which would be on the short end of most hamate bone surgery recoveries. The Washington Post had previously reported that Ramos would be sidelined for 4-8 weeks. Regardless, the Nats will be without their catcher for a while, and those coming back from hamate surgery often experience a power drop-off after they return. Jose Lobaton will handle the bulk of the catching duties while Ramos is out.
Apr 2 - 11:11 AM

James Wagner and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post report that Wilson Ramos will miss the next 4-8 weeks after undergoing hamate bone surgery on his left hand Wednesday.

An MRI Tuesday revealed the damage. Ramos will visit specialist Kenneth Means in Baltimore for a final opinion, but the expectation is that surgery is a foregone conclusion. It's a tough blow for the Nationals and for Ramos, who has been snakebit the last few years with injuries. He should return sometime in May, but players coming back from hamate bone surgery often experience a loss in power. Jose Lobaton will handle the catching duties while Ramos is out.
Apr 1 - 8:59 PM

Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr said during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday that Wilson Ramos first tweaked his left hand last week.

Ramos left Monday's game against the Mets in the seventh inning with an injury to his left hand. Nationals manager Matt Williams said after the game that X-rays came back negative, but we should know more after he visits a hand specialist. For what it's worth, Knorr speculates that it could be a hamate bone injury, which usually requires a lengthy absence and is known to sap a player's power. Fantasy owners will have to hope that it's not nearly that serious.
Apr 1 - 11:06 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said that X-Rays on Wilson Ramos' left hand came back negative.

James Wagner of the Washington Post heard from a source that Ramos suffered a broken bone in his left hand during Monday's game, but that report appears to be premature. The 26-year-old will get a second opinion from a specialist before the next step is decided, so the Nationals will cross their fingers for now.
Mar 31 - 5:15 PM

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Wilson Ramos left Monday's Opening Day contest against the Mets due to a broken bone in his left hand.

Ramos, who was batting cleanup, went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before being pulled. If the report is true, it's another brutal blow for the 26-year-old, who has struggled to stay healthy during his career. He appeared primed for a breakout season, but now fantasy owners will have to wait. No word yet on how long Ramos will be sidelined, but Jose Lobaton will fill in for now.
Mar 31 - 4:49 PM

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer as the Nationals beat the Astros 8-5 on Friday.

Ramos should be one of the NL's most productive catchers this year, but because of his injury history and the likelihood that he'll spend much of the season batting seventh, he's not in the same territory as Buster Posey and Yadier Molina as a fantasy property. He's still awfully intriguing, though.
Mar 7 - 5:00 PM

Nationals avoided arbitration with C Wilson Ramos by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials of the deal are not yet known. Ramos, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, batted .272/.307/.470 with 16 homers and 59 RBI for the Nats last season.
Jan 17 - 1:49 PM

Wilson Ramos is hitting .358/.426/.509 through 14 games in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Ramos is serving as designated hitter after playing just 78 games in 2013 due to hamstring injuries. The 26-year-old also has two home runs in his 14 games in Venezuela. Ramos is expected to be the Nationals' everyday catcher in 2014, and a healthy and productive Ramos is a player to keep in mind in fantasy drafts come March.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:05:00 AM

Contrary to his previous comments, Wilson Ramos is playing in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Ramos originally planned to rest and spend time with his family this winter, but he changed his mind after returning home. The 26-year-old has served exclusively as a DH thus far, hitting .273 (6 for 22) with two RBI, five walks and three strikeouts. After being limited to just 78 games this season due to hamstring injuries, Ramos could enter 2014 as an undervalued commodity in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Wilson Ramos will not play in Game 2 of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader with the Braves.

Ramos' consecutive games played at catcher streak ends at 24. He's been on fire for the past month-plus and should remain a strong fantasy option down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Wilson Ramos finished 4-for-4 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Phillies.

Ramos has homered in three of his last four games and six of his last 12. That power surge bumped his home run total to 15 to go with a respectable .286/.317/.500 slash line and 55 RBI in just 252 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Kevin Frandsen
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Zach Walters
LF1Bryce Harper
2Tyler Moore
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Ross Ohlendorf