Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Source: Rays, Ramos agree on 2-year deal

The Rays have reached a two-year agreement with free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos -- pending a physical -- sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Ramos is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee sustained on Sept. 26, making the physical all the more important.
According to multiple reports, Ramos' deal is for $12.5 million and includes playing time incentives to make up to $18.25 million over the two years.
The 29-year-old Ramos was a first-time All-Star for the Nationals in 2016 before the season-ending injury. He underwent surgery on Oct. 14, after which the Nationals set a tentative six-to-eight month recovery timetable. That would place Ramos' potential return somewhere from mid-April to mid-June next season.
With the uncertainty surrounding Ramos' knee, Washington did not extend him a qualifying offer after this past season.
Before his injury, Ramos hit .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs in 131 games for the Nationals.

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