Report: Rivals Suggest Phillies Should Deal for Harper
Phillies Acquire All-Star Rays Catcher Wilson Ramos

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.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)