With a 64-64 record, the Cleveland Indians sit 9.0 games back of the final American League Wild Card spot. While making the playoffs seems improbable, there's still a mathematical chance. Unfortunately, that goal became a lot more difficult on Monday as it was announced that veteran catcher Wilson Ramos would be out for the remainder of the season.
Wilson tore his ACL and suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee while making a throw to second base during Sunday's 7-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The 34-year-old catcher is set to have surgery at a little date, however, it remains to be seen how long his rehab will take. After all, he previously tore his right ACL three times in his career.
Wilson Ramos Injury Update
Ramos was a late addition to Cleveland's roster this year. He began the season with the Detroit Tigers but was ultimately released in June before signing with the Indians' Triple-A team in July. Ramos has played 44 games between the Tigers and Indians this year, recording 8 home runs and 20 RBI on an unremarkable .205/.248/.397 slash line.
Even if Ramos' 2021 campaign wasn't as inspiring as year's past, his injury is a blow to Cleveland. He's started at catcher in each of the nine games he's played with the club. Seventh-year catcher Austin Hedges will likely be the starting catcher going forward. He has 7 HR and 24 RBI in 68 games with Cleveland this season.
The Indians currently have +60000 odds to win the 2021 World Series, which ranks 18th among eligible teams listed on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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