Ramos went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.
Ramos hit his first home run of the spring in the third inning against Jhoulys Chacin. The 33-year-old came to Detroit in the offseason to serve as the regular catcher, and he's capable of posting strong numbers if he stays healthy, though he's coming off of a down year in which he finished with a .684 OPS in 45 games with the Mets.
Ramos agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 33-year-old had his $10 million club option declined by the Mets in October, but he was able to latch on with the Tigers this offseason. Ramos had a down year in 2020 with a .684 OPS in 45 games, but he had an .808 OPS over the previous four seasons. He shouldn't be expected to regain that form in 2021, but he could still be a solid veteran piece for Detroit's otherwise unaccomplished catching group.
The Mets will decline Ramos' $10 million team option for 2021, making him a free agent, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
New York's decision to let Ramos hit the open market isn't overly surprising after he saw his OPS fall from .767 in 2019 to .684 in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. In addition to his decline as a hitter, Ramos remained a below-average pitch framer and continued to struggle in controlling the run game, as opposing base stealers were successful on 28 of their 34 attempts while he was behind the plate. Though Ramos is still a solid contributor offensively by catcher's standards, his defensive shortcomings may make the 33-year-old better suited for a timeshare at this stage of his career.
Ramos went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during a 4-3 loss to the Nationals in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
He opened the scoring on the day by taking former batterymate Max Scherzer deep in the third inning. Ramos has had a disappointing season at the dish, slashing .237/.296/.388 through 44 games with five homers and 15 RBI.
Ramos is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Ramos went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer during the matinee but won't be starting the back end of the doubleheader. Robinson Chirinos will take over behind the plate for the Mets in the nightcap.
Ramos is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals.
Ramos is hitting .244 with two home runs in 45 at-bats this month. Robinson Chirinos will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
Ramos is not starting Tuesday's game against the Rays.
Ramos remains the clear top option behind the plate for the Mets despite hitting just .241/.301/.376 on the season, numbers that are quite poor for a bat-first catcher. Robinson Chirinos, who's hitting .138/.208/.185, gets the nod in his place Tuesday.
Ramos is not starting Saturday against Atlanta.
Ramos is hitting just .220/286/.354 this season, not a particularly impressive performance from a bat-first backstop. Robinson Chirinos takes over behind the plate in this one.
Ramos isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies.
Ramos went 0-for-5 with a strikeout over the last two games, and he'll get a breather Thursday. Robinson Chirinos will start behind the dish.
Ramos is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Ramos went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles, five runs, four RBI and two walks through the first two games of the series, but he'll receive the day off in the series finale. Robinson Chirinos takes over behind the plate for the Mets on Sunday.
Ramos went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, four runs, four RBI and one walk in Friday's win against the Blue Jays.
Ramos has split time with Robinson Chirinos at catcher recently, but he was a key part of Friday's offensive showing. He kicked off the scoring with a three-run blast in the third inning before recording a pair of doubles later in the game. The 33-year-old is slashing .237/.302/.386 with nine extra-base hits and 13 RBI this year.
Ramos isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles.
Ramos will continue splitting time behind the plate Wednesday with Robinson Chirinos starting at catcher. The two have alternated starts over the past seven games.
Ramos is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.
After starting behind the plate and went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and four strikeouts in Sunday's 14-1 win, Ramos will get the day off as the Mets close out their series against Philadelphia with an afternoon game. Ramos has now alternated starts at catcher with Robinson Chirinos in the six games since the latter's acquisition prior to last week's trade deadline, and manager Luis Rojas indicated Monday that he's reluctant to define one of the two backstops as the team's preferred starter at this point, according to David Lennon of Newsday. With a .226/.291/.340 slash line to go with three home runs, nine RBI and seven runs on the season, Ramos has already been a disappointment for those that drafted him as their top catcher in fantasy leagues, and the prospect of splitting playing time with Chirinos will only further ding his rest-of-season outlook.
Ramos is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.
Ramos doesn't seem to have a major role for the Mets at the moment, starting a modest five of the last 10 games. It's no surprise to see him start to lose playing time, as an offense-first catcher isn't particularly valuable when he's hitting just .228/.295/.317. Robinson Chirinos starts behind the plate in his absence.
Ramos is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.
He is hitting .308 with one home run and a 6:3 K:BB in 26 at-bats over his last 10 games. Robinson Chirinos will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
Ramos isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.
Ramos will take a seat once again as he now has more competition behind the plate with Robinson Chirinos in the fold. Ali Sanchez will start at catcher Tuesday.
Ramos isn't in the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Ramos was productive in the first game of Sunday's twin bill as he reached base three times, but he won't start in back-to-back contests. Ali Sanchez will take his place behind the dish.
Ramos went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.
The Mets weren't able to get anything going against J.A. Happ, who threw 7.1 innings of shutout baseball. However, he was lifted for the right-handed Adam Ottavino, who served up a hanging slider that Ramos took yard to make it 1-1 in the eighth. It was Ramos' second home run of the 2020 campaign, though the veteran backstop has struggled at the plate all year long as he has the same amount of strikeouts (19) as hits (19) this season.
Ramos isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Ramos will take a breather for the second game of Friday's twin bill after going hitless with two strikeouts in three at-bats during Game 1. Ali Sanchez will start at catcher.
Ramos isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Ramos started behind the plate in Game 1 and went 1-for-2 with a walk in the 4-0 loss. Ali Sanchez will bat ninth and catch for Seth Lugo in the nightcap.
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