OUTWilson Ramos
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3 days ago

Ramos (knee) agreed to a two-year deal with the Rays on Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos, who tore his ACL and meniscus in October, still has to pass a physical, but the 29-year-old looks set to join the Rays after putting together a career-best season in 2016. Over 133 games, Ramos posted a .307 batting average to go with a stellar .850 OPS, 80 RBI, and 22 home runs. However, because he's rehabbing multiple knee ailments, Ramos may be unavailable to play until June, Bob Nightengale of the USA Today reports.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
1 month ago

Ramos's representatives are telling teams he will be back by May as a full-time catcher because the cartilage in his knee remained in tact, the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo reports.

EDGE Analysis

He did not receive a qualifying offer from the Nationals, and his agency is obviously trying to convince teams that they are buying a catcher for 2017 and not a DH. Ramos underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in mid-October, the second time his knee has been operated on, so he is a risky long-term proposition to remain behind the dish. There will likely be at least one team that buys into Ramos as a catcher in 2017, but a return in May still seems pretty optimistic.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
1 month ago

Ramos (knee) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Nationals, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos missed the end of the season due to a tore ACL and meniscus, so it was a no-brainer for the Nationals to avoid paying him millions of dollars for what would likely amount to half a season. Given that this is his second major injury to the afflicted knee, there is a possibility that he won't be able to catch in 2017, which could affect his ability to sign this offseason. However, the 29-year-old's breakout season at the plate will surely attract some teams in dire need of a DH at some point.

OUTWilson Ramos
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2 months ago

Ramos (knee) underwent successful knee surgery Friday to repair his torn ACL and meniscus, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

The prognosis following the surgery was reportedly as good as it could be, which bodes well for Ramos going forward. He's expected to be back sometime in the middle of the 2017 season, although where he'll be and whether he'll still be able to catch is uncertain at this time.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
2 months ago

Ramos will undergo surgery Friday to repair his injured ACL and meniscus, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was uncertain if Ramos would need his meniscus repaired in addition to his torn ACL, but it has now been revealed that both issues will be addressed when he undergoes surgery Friday. Ramos will need seven months to recover from the procedure and complete the rehab process -- and likely some time after that to get back into playing shape -- so he may not be ready to play again until around the middle of the 2017 campaign. Where he will return to is uncertain, given that Ramos will be a free agent this offseason and may not be able to catch next season, and possibly beyond, due to his injury.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
2 months ago

Given the extent of Ramos' knee injury, he is unsure if he will be able to play in the National League in 2017, MLB.com's William Ladson reports. "Unfortunately this injury... may affect whether I am able to stay with a NL team," Ramos said.

EDGE Analysis

He is expected to have surgery on a torn ACL this weekend, and it's the surgery could also reveal a torn meniscus, which would add to the length of time he will miss. Ramos is going to be a free agent this winter, and it sounds like there is a very real chance that he will be forced to sign with an American League team so that he can be deployed as a designated hitter, at least in 2017. It's unclear whether this means he might be completely done as a catcher, or whether he simply won't be able to catch initially when he returns at some point next summer. Needless to say, his value in dynasty leagues has taken a huge hit because of this unfortunate knee injury.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
2 months ago

Surgery on Ramos' torn ACL could reveal possible meniscus tears as well, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

He expects to have surgery to repair the ACL tear this weekend, and it sounds like the extent of the injury could go beyond the ACL tear. Ramos can safely be ruled out for the first month or two of the 2017 season, and if surgery reveals further damage to his knee, he could be out even longer. This will obviously have a major impact on his free agency this winter, but it still seems like the Nationals are an ideal fit, as they don't have a solid replacement if he were to leave and he has developed a solid rapport with the pitching staff.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
2 months ago

Ramos (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, manager Dusty Baker announced Tuesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a huge blow to the Nationals, as Ramos had the lowest catcher's ERA (3.48) in baseball and was slashing .307/.354/.496 on the season. Another catcher, Kyle Schwarber, missed the rest of this season and has been ruled out for the postseason after suffering a torn ACL on Apr. 7, so it seems likely that Ramos will miss at least a month or two of the 2017 season as he works his way back. Jose Lobaton is dealing with an ankle issue, so Pedro Severino and Spencer Kieboom may be asked to take on more than they could reasonably be expected to handle over the final week of the season and into the postseason in place of Ramos.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
2 months ago

Ramos (knee) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos suffered a right knee injury while jumping for a ball Monday, and the early indication from manager Dusty Baker is that the injury is believed to be serious. The MRI results will be the ultimate deciding factor on the severity, but Jose Lobaton and Pedro Severino are in line to see added time behind the plate if the injury to Ramos amounts to something serious.

OUTWilson Ramos
C WSH
2 months ago

Ramos left Monday's game in the sixth inning with an apparent knee injury, reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos was helped off the field by the training staff after he hurt his right knee jumping up to catch a throw to home plate. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it sounds like this one could be serious for Ramos.