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Report: Phillies, Rays ‘Deep Into Talks’ About C Wilson Ramos

By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

The Philadelphia Phillies are "deep into talks" with the Tampa Bay Rays to acquire catcher Wilson Ramos, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan.

Ramos, 30, earned his second career All-Star nod this season, slashing .297/.346/.488 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI spanning 78 games and 315 plate appearances with the Rays.

The right-handed-hitting, nine-year veteran would be an offensive upgrade at the catching position for the Phillies, given Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp have combined for just 11 home runs and 38 RBI so far this season.

Ramos is set to enter free agency in the offseason, as he is on the final year of his two-year, $12.5 million pact. The Valencia, Venezuela, native is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

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