Ramos (knee) is scheduled to catch a pair of batting practice sessions in Port Charlotte next week, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The veteran backstop will catch Brad Boxberger (back), who'll be taking his first crack at throwing batting practice as part of his rehab. Ramos successfully resumed catching drills in mid-May and has looked impressive thus far.
Ramos (knee) is scheduled to play in simulated games at extended spring training this week before beginning a rehab assignment the following week, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ramos is coming along faster than anticipated from his Oct. 14 surgery to repair a torn right ACL and medial and lateral meniscus. The backstop has already resumed full workouts behind the plate, and will now have an opportunity to get some at-bats under his belt in a controlled setting before moving on to one of the Rays' minor-league affiliates for game action. Due to his extended time off, Ramos will likely appear in several games in the minors before being activated, but because rehab assignments are limited to no more than 20 days, the 29-year-old could be ready to make his Rays debut by mid-to-late June.
Ramos (knee) took part in catching drills on the field with the big-league club Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Mooney posted a video of Ramos getting in a crouch behind the plate, catching a pitch and then popping up and firing a throw to first base. Ramos impressed during a full batting practice session over the weekend, and continues to make positive steps in his recovery. Now is the time to grab Ramos if he is out on waivers in standard leagues, as he looks poised to return to game action in June.
Ramos (knee) took full batting practice Friday and looked "very impressive" according to manager Kevin Cash, Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports. Ramos continues to progress well in his rehab from knee surgery, and it seems like he's also showing the same tools that made him an asset in his breakout season last year. The goal is for the 29-year-old to begin a rehab assignment toward the end of the month in order to get him back into catching shape, but more details on that front should emerge as he progresses further in his rehab.
Ramos (knee) did well in his first catching session Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The veteran backstop's recovery from right knee surgery continues to move forward in a positive direction, with Tuesday's marking his first bullpen after starting some general work behind the plate last week. Ramos has stated that he'd like to get back to primarily working at catcher once he is fully recovered, although it's worth noting that fellow offseason acquisition Derek Norris has been playing much better offensively as of late.