Phillies Deal For Rays Catcher Ramos
The Phillies have made another trade and this one is surprising. After some noise around the Tampa Bay Rays and catcher Wilson Ramos, the Phillies have completed a deal for the All-Star catcher. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported that the trade was a done deal and the deal was confirmed by Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
The terms of the deal are currently unknown.
The right-handed Ramos is batting .297 for the Rays, with an .834 OPS and 14 home runs. That OPS would rank second in last night's Phillies lineup and Ramos would represent a tremendous boost. Ramos has a 2.4 WAR.
It is unclear at this time if either Knapp or Alfaro would be in the deal. Alfaro could still be the long-term solution for the Phillies behind the plate, perhaps being mentored by Ramos for the rest of the season. Alfaro cannot be optioned to the minor leagues, but Knapp has one minor-league option remaining, should he not be in the deal.
Ramos is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but is expected back soon.