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Report: Astros showing interest in Wilson Ramos

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Yardbarker

The Astros have had discussions with the Rays regarding the possibility of acquiring catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a report from MLB.com's Jon Morosi. No further details surrounding the connection are available at this time.Ramos, who's closing in on his 31st birthday, is earning $10.5M this year and will return to the open market at season's end. He's clearly the best rental catcher that is likely to be made available, though there are certainly some good backstops with lengthier contract rights that might also be targeted by contenders.Through 303 plate appearances this season in Tampa Bay, Ramos carries an excellent .291/.340/.479 slash line with 14 home runs. He certainly has his deficiencies on the basepaths. And he surely isn't among the best-regarded defensive catchers, though he has at times graded quite well as a framer and has been within range of average in most measurable catching skills in recent seasons. (Ramos's blocking and framing drew lesser marks last year, though perhaps

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