Ramos agreed to a two-year, $19 million contract with the Mets on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. As one of the more offensive-minded catchers in the league, Ramos was sought after by many teams in free agency. The Mets wound up winning the battle to get him, providing the team with a clear upgrade from Kevin Plawecki and Travis d'Arnaud behind the dish. Playing half his games at pitcher-friendly Citi Field certainly doesn't give Ramos a huge boost in value, but hitting .300 two of the past three seasons and at least 15 home runs in three of the past four years keeps him among the better fantasy catching options.
Ramos is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Ramos hasn't started any of the past four games as the Phillies continue to slide into the end of the season. Barring a pinch-hit appearance, Ramos will finish the season with a .307/.359/.488 slash line to go with 15 homers and 70 RBI. Andrew Knapp will assume catching duties for the afternoon in his place.
Ramos remains out of the lineup Saturday against Atlanta. Ramos sits for his fourth straight contest, with Jorge Alfaro returning from a quad strain to start in his place. With the Phillies out of the playoffs, the team is giving the starts behind the plate to its pair of young catchers, Alfaro and Andrew Knapp, as Ramos' contract will expire at the end of the season. It's possible that he's already taken his last at-bat for Philadelphia.
Ramos is not in the lineup against the Braves on Friday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Andrew Knapp will start a third straight game as the Phillies begin their final series of the season with a three-game set against Atlanta. Ramos hasn't played since Tuesday and has gone just 1-for-15 over his last six contests.
Ramos is out of the lineup versus Colorado on Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Ramos will remain on the bench for the second straight day as Andrew Knapp gets another start behind the dish. Across 109 games between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia this year, Ramos has slashed .307/.357/.488 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI.