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Wilson Ramos | Catcher | #40

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Wilson Ramos (knee) will catch live batting practice on Monday and Thursday of next week at the Rays' spring training complex.
Ramos had said that he was hoping to begin a rehab assignment before the end of May, but clearly that's not going to happen. His workouts are going well, though, so him being cleared for game action doesn't appear to be far off. It's possible he could be ready for designated hitter duty with the Rays sometime next month. May 26 - 11:04 AM

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Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Wilson Ramos (knee) had a "very impressive" round of batting practice Friday.

The skipper noted that Ramos was hitting it where balls usually don't go at Tropicana Field. Ramos is hoping to be ready to begin a rehab assignment before the end of the month and could be ready to serve as a designated hitter for the Rays around the third week of June.
May 19 - 4:29 PM

Wilson Ramos (knee) has been catching bullpen sessions and will take batting practice again Friday.

Ramos is coming along nicely as he works his way back from major knee surgery. The goal is for him to begin a rehab assignment toward the end of this month. He'll surely need the full 20 allotted days, perhaps putting him in line for activation in mid-to-late June if all goes well. Ramos is expected to serve as a designated hitter initially before being eased back into catching duties.
May 19 - 12:53 PM

Wilson Ramos (knee) is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment on May 28.

Ramos has been doing catching drills for the past week and told reporters Tuesday that he is "very excited" about the progress he's made with his surgically-repaired right knee. He'll begin catching bullpen sessions next week.
May 9 - 5:03 PM

Wilson Ramos (knee) has begun to take dry swings.

Ramos has also been throwing as he continues his rehab from meniscus and ACL tears in his right knee suffered last September. The Rays signed him to a two-year, $12.5 million contract in mid-December. A return in early June represents the most optimistic timetable, here, but that timetable should clarify as Ramos continues to progress in his recovery.
Apr 19 - 4:09 PM

Rays placed C Wilson Ramos on the 60-day disabled list with a right ACL injury.

Ramos is still working his way back from major knee surgery. The earliest he'll be able to return is early June, but it would be as a designated hitter at that time and there's no guarantee he'll be ready. The Rays probably won't be asking him to do much catching until the second half.
Mar 31 - 11:07 AM

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

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 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'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."
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

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Michael Martinez
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
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S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Ryne Stanek
12Jose Alvarado
13Ryan Garton