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Tigers Release Two-Time All-Star Catcher Wilson Ramos

Devon Platana
The Detroit Tigers have released two-time All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos.
The Detroit Tigers have released two-time All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos. / Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
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The Detroit Tigers' experiment with Wilson Ramos has come to an end.

The two-time All-Star catcher was released by the Tigers on Tuesday after they activated him off of the injured list. Ramos was placed on the 10-day IL back on May 24 after being diagnosed with a lumbar spine strain. He was slated to begin his rehab assignment, but he'll have to look elsewhere to crack an MLB roster.

Wilson Ramos Tigers

The Tigers weren't expecting to compete for a World Series this season, so it wasn't like the team expected Ramos to light the world on fire. However, the hope was that they could flip him in a trade ahead of the July 30 MLB trade deadline.

Instead, Ramos' stock was already tanking before he landed on the injured list. The 33-year-old catcher had recorded just 6 home runs and 13 RBI in 120 at-bats while slashing a career-worst .200/.238/.392.

Even though he's well past his prime, Ramos can still be a helpful piece for a contending team. While his bat may not be what it used to be, he's suited up in 981 games throughout his 12-year career. Surely he has some valuable experience that can help contribute to some club's locker room. Besides, Grayson Grenier and Jake Rogers have been doing a solid job playing catcher in Ramos' absence for Detroit.

Ramos' release could be the first domino to fall ahead of more moves that the Tigers could make ahead of next month's trade deadline.


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