Wilson Ramos
C TB
1 day ago

Ramos, who went 1-for-4 at the plate in his return Saturday, is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos saw his first action of the season Saturday, but the Rays will keep him from starting consecutive games for the time being, and a team day off Monday will give him extra opportunity to rest. Jesus Sucre will be tasked with manning the backstop for the series finale.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
2 days ago

Ramos (knee) was activated from the disabled list Saturday. He is starting behind the plate and batting sixth, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos is set to make his season debut after missing the first half of the season recovering from a torn ACL. The 29-year-old backstop will look to pick up where he left off before the injury, as he slashed a healthy .307/.354/.496 with 22 homers in 131 games for the Nationals before his 2016 season was cut short. Derek Norris was designated for assignment Friday to clear room on the roster for Ramos. He'll face Dylan Bundy in his first game back from the DL.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
2 days ago

Ramos (knee) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday against Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos caught his first full game earlier this week and caught consecutive games for the first time this season Thursday and Friday, but the Rays saw enough to believe he's ready for his season debut. Derek Norris has been designated for assignment to make room for Ramos on the roster. The 29-year-old catcher hit a scorching .307/.354/.496 for the Nationals last year, and his bat will be a big boost to the Rays lineup if he plays anywhere near that level this season.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
5 days ago

Ramos (knee) emerged from Monday's nine-inning catching stint without setbacks and went 1-for-4 with a double as Triple-A Durham's designated hitter Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The arrow on Ramos' progress throughout his rehab has consistently pointed up, with Tuesday's news certainly no exception. He plans to catch in back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday as the final step in his preparation for his 2017 major-league debut on Sunday.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
6 days ago

Ramos (knee) caught a full nine innings for Triple-A Durham on Monday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's another significant step toward a potential Sunday activation for Ramos, as he's now caught three full games over the last four days without any setbacks. He's also been coming on offensively, although he went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday. Ramos could potentially work behind the dish for the Bulls for at least one more nine-inning stretch before the week is out.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
1 week ago

Ramos caught in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday without setbacks and is scheduled to catch a full game Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramos' bat finally cooled off some Saturday, as he went hitless in three at-bats. However, the only matter of importance to the Rays is his health, which remains unblemished despite the ramp-up in activity. The 29-year-old remains on target for a return to the big-league club this coming Sunday.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
1 week ago

Ramos (knee) caught eight innings and went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs for Triple-A Durham against Toledo on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The rehabbing backstop is tearing up Triple-A pitching, going 5-for-11 with a home run, two RBI and three runs over his three games with the Bulls. Ramos is scheduled to catch a full game again Saturday, which would mark a new milestone in his rehab efforts.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
1 week ago

Ramos (knee) reported feeling good after catching seven innings for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday and is scheduled to catch a full game as the next step in his rehab, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old backstop will not only be behind the dish for a full nine innings for the first time since his injury in the coming days, but he's also scheduled to then play the very next day as well. All indications are that Ramos is very close to activation, with manager Kevin Cash emphasizing that the former's ability to bounce back after catching an entire game will serve as an indicator of his readiness for major-league action.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
2 weeks ago

Ramos (knee) started and worked behind the plate for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop continues to breeze through his rehab outings, and given that he's been able to catch in multiple games without setbacks, he appears to be right on target for his goal of a late-June return date. Ramos seems to be getting his timing at the plate back as well, as he's gone 3-for-7 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and a run in his two games with Triple-A Durham.

Wilson Ramos
C TB
2 weeks ago

Ramos (knee) served as the designated hitter in his first rehab game with Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's another step in the right direction for Ramos, with the offensive success particularly encouraging after he'd gone 2-for-14 in his first five games with High-A Charlotte. The 29-year-old is scheduled to catch again Wednesday night and continues to eye a potential June 25 return date.