Tigers To Signal Wilson Ramos
By TC Zencka | January 26, 2021 at 8:36pm CDTThe Tigers are near signing free agent catcher Wilson Ramos to a one-year, $2MM deal, per José F. Fivera of Wow Deportes (by way of Twitter). Jon Heyman of MLB Community confirms the deal (by way of Twitter). The deal is finished, pending a bodily, as posted by his agent, tweets Jason Beck of MLB.com.
Ramos returns to the American League Central for the primary time since starting his profession with the Minnesota Twins. Since his debut in 2010, Ramos has accrued 3,623 plate appearances throughout 946 video games for the Nationals, Rays, Phillies, and Mets. “Buffalo” was a well-liked participant within the District, however an harm whereas he was within the closing phases of arbitration prompted the Nats to let him stroll in free company. The Rays, ever in want of catching assist, took a flyer on Ramos, permitting him to rehab and return halfway via the 2017 season. He was an All-Star for the Rays in 2018, the second such nod of his profession.
The 33-year-old backstop spent final season with the Mets, slashing .239/.297/.387 throughout 155 plate appearances. He boasts a strong 103 wRC+ mark for his profession with .160 ISO, 16.6 strikeout rat and 6.5 p.c stroll fee. He’ll have an opportunity to compete for “QB1” reps in Detroit. Grayson Greiner, Jake Rogers, Dustin Garneau, and Eric Haase will share the catchers room within the spring. Signing Ramos buys a while for Rogers, ought to they need extra time for the 25-year-old to develop. Per Fangraphs, Rogers was the top-ranked catcher within the Tigers system going into 2020.