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Wilson Ramos | Catcher | #40

Team: Washington Nationals
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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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. Dec 6 - 8:48 PM

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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.
Dec 6 - 8:39 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.
Dec 6 - 8:09 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.
Nov 9 - 1:31 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.
Nov 7 - 4:00 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.
Oct 27 - 2:40 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.
Oct 14 - 1:44 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.
Oct 11 - 4:05 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.
Sep 29 - 10:27 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.
Sep 27 - 3:11 PM

Wilson Ramos will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Tuesday morning.

Ramos injured his knee after leaping to catch a throw at home plate in the sixth inning of Monday's game. It didn't look good, but we'll have to wait until Tuesday for the official diagnosis. Jose Lobaton would likely handle the bulk of the catching duties during the postseason if Ramos needs to miss significant time.
Sep 26 - 11:18 PM

Wilson Ramos exited Monday's game against the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning with an apparent injury to his right knee.

Well, that's no good. Ramos injured the knee after jumping to catch a throw at home plate and had to helped off the field by the training staff. It's worth noting that he tore the ACL and MCL in the very same knee back in 2012, so this is very troubling, especially with the playoffs and free agency approaching. The Nationals will have to cross their fingers for now.
Sep 26 - 9:40 PM

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-6 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Pirates.

Ramos has had a quiet September, but he still has a quality .304/.351/.496 batting line to go along with 22 homers and 80 RBI. The 29-year-old has his eyes on the postseason for now, but he’s poised to cash in big on the free agent market this winter.
Sep 24 - 12:30 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Nationals have initiated extension talks with Wilson Ramos.

Heyman says the Nationals' first offer to Ramos "was somewhere in the range of $30 million over three years," which isn't going to come close to getting it done for a 29-year-old impending free agent catcher who's batting .303/.352/.491 with 21 homers and 79 RBI in 128 games this season. It's a light open market this winter, so Ramos figures to cash in big either with Washington or another club. Heyman hears there is currently a "lull in discussions" between Ramos and the Nats following that initial low-ball proposal.
Sep 22 - 9:21 AM

Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Braves.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Pedro Severino will start in his place behind the dish and bat eighth for the Nationals against Josh Collmenter.
Sep 17 - 10:05 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Raudy Read
5Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Corban Joseph
SS1Trea Turner
2Danny Espinosa
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Skole
3Brandon Snyder
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
3Brian Goodwin
4Rafael Bautista
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6A.J. Cole
7Austin Voth
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
2Blake Treinen
3Oliver Perez
4Sammy Solis
5Koda Glover
6Trevor Gott
7Rafael Martin
8Matt Grace
9Jimmy Cordero
10Derek Eitel
11Braulio Lara
12Dustin Antolin