Ramos, who went 1-for-4 at the plate in his return Saturday, is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Ramos saw his first action of the season Saturday in his return from a long-term knee injury, but the Rays will keep him from starting consecutive games for the time being, and a team day off Monday will give him extra opportunity to rest. Jesus Sucre will be tasked with manning the backstop for the series finale.
Ramos (knee) was activated from the disabled list Saturday. He is starting behind the plate and batting sixth, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Ramos is set to make his season debut after missing the first half of the season recovering from a torn ACL. The 29-year-old backstop will look to pick up where he left off before the injury, as he slashed a healthy .307/.354/.496 with 22 homers in 131 games for the Nationals before his 2016 season was cut short. Derek Norris was designated for assignment Friday to clear room on the roster for Ramos. He'll face Dylan Bundy in his first game back from the DL.
Ramos (knee) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday against Baltimore. Ramos caught his first full game earlier this week and caught consecutive games for the first time this season Thursday and Friday, and the Rays saw enough to believe he's ready for his season debut. Derek Norris has been designated for assignment to make room for Ramos on the roster. The 29-year-old catcher hit a scorching .307/.354/.496 for the Nationals last year, and his bat will provide a big boost to the Rays lineup if he plays anywhere near that level this season.
Ramos (knee) emerged from Monday's nine-inning catching stint without setbacks and went 1-for-4 with a double as Triple-A Durham's designated hitter Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The arrow on Ramos' progress throughout his rehab has consistently pointed up, with Tuesday's news certainly no exception. He plans to catch in back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday as the final step in his preparation for his 2017 major-league debut on Sunday.
Ramos (knee) caught a full nine innings for Triple-A Durham on Monday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. It's another significant step toward a potential Sunday activation for Ramos, as he's now caught three full games over the last four days without any setbacks. He's also been coming on offensively, although he went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday. Ramos could potentially work behind the dish for the Bulls for at least one more nine-inning stretch before the week is out.
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