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Sport MLB trade rumors: Astros interested in Rays catcher Wilson Ramos

00:35  13 july  2018
00:35  13 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Astros are interested in acquiring catcher Wilson Ramos from the Rays, and according to MLB Network, the two teams have already "been in contact."

Ramos, 30, was voted as an American League All-Star starter this summer, after finishing the first half of the season with a .291/.340/.479 slash line, with 14 home runs and 51 RBIs.

Houston has struggled at times to get production from their catchers this season, with Brian McCann battling injuries and and batting just .206. Max Stassi has filled in with seven home runs and 24 RBIs, but the Astros could use an upgrade at the position.

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times checks in on Rays catcher Wilson Ramos , writing that the veteran seems likely to be playing elsewhere within the next few weeks. Astros Rumors .

The team has been rumored to be looking for catching help from several teams this season including one prominent name in the National League Central, according to a source.

Ramos has played for the Twins, Nationals and Rays throughout his nine-year MLB career. His best season came in 2016 with the Nationals when he batted .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs in just 131 games.

The Astros have a deep prospect pool, but it may not take a top-tier guy to get Ramos.

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Matt Andriese has a 4.07 ERA in 27 appearances (four starts) for the Rays this season.Arizona announced it acquired the 28-year-old for two prospects in catcher Michael Perez and right-handed pitcher Brian Shaffer.

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