According to multiple sources, the Tampa Bay Rays have traded all star catcher Wilson Ramos to the Philadelphia Phillies for a reported player to be named later.
Ramos produced well in 315 plate appearances this season, hitting at a clip of .297/.346/.488 slugging 14 homers and 14 doubles along the way.
(via Tampa Bay Rays Communications) - The Tampa Bay Rays have traded catcher Wilson Ramos to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Ramos, 30, has spent the last 10 games on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, sustained on July 14 in Minnesota. He was elected to the American League All-Star Team but was unable to play due to the injury. It was the second selection of his career and first fan election, and he joined Dioner Navarro in 2008 as the only Rays catchers to ever make the AL All-Star Team. He is batting .297/.346/.488 (87-for-293) with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 53 RBI in 78 games (74 starts) and leads AL catchers with 87 hits despite his stint on the disabled list. He is tied for 2nd among AL catchers in home runs, tied for 1st in RBI and tied for 3rd with 28 extra-base hits. His 14 HR this season matched John Flaherty (14) in 1999 for the franchise’s single-season record among catchers.
Ramos compiled an 18-game hitting streak from April 14–May 12, which tied for the second-longest in franchise history and remains the second-longest in the majors this season. He hit cleanup as the starting catcher in 42 games this season. Prior to this year, the Rays started a catcher at cleanup only 16 times in franchise history.
Ramos was signed by the Rays to a two-year contract on December 12, 2016. He made his Rays debut on June 24, 2017, returning from a torn right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Over parts of nine seasons in the majors, he is batting .271/.315/.438 (715-for-2,637) with 108 home runs and 409 RBI. In 2016, he was a National League All-Star, won the NL’s Silver Slugger Award among catchers and tied for 17th in the overall balloting for the NL Most Valuable Player Award.
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