July 31, 2018
Just an hour before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline was set to pass at 4 p.m, the Phillies made their first move of the day by acquiring All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays.
And it cost, well, basically nothing.
That's because Ramos, 30, is on the final year of his contract and will be a free agent at the end of the season. Furthermore, the two-time All-Star is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and won't be immediately available to the Phillies. According to Jayson Stark, it could be a few more weeks before we see the longtime Nationals catcher in red pinstripes.
However, once Ramos does make his Phillies debut, he figures to be a massive upgrade from the team's current catching platoon of Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp. Here's a look at how Ramos compares to those two.
Stay tuned for more.
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