Indians Catcher Wilson Ramos Out for Season

Wilson Ramos with the Rays in 2018
Wilson Ramos with Rays in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Cleveland Indians continue to have bad luck with the catcher position in 2021. After being without Gold Glove Award winner Roberto Perez for the better part of the season, the Indians have now lost veteran Wilson Ramos for the rest of this year’s campaign.

According to reports, Ramos suffered a torn ACL and MCL sprain during Cleveland’s 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The 34-year-old catcher will have to undergo surgery in the coming weeks to have the damage repaired and is set for a lengthy period on the sidelines.

While the Indians still haven’t made an official announcement about the matter, they did share a tweet from the team’s beat writer Mandy Bell that describes the extent of Ramos’ injury.

Wilson Ramos started the season with the Detroit Tigers, playing 35 games with the franchise and managing a .200 batting average with six home runs and 13 RBIs. After being released by the Tigers in late June, Ramos inked a minor league contract with the Indians.

Since arriving in Cleveland, Ramos made nine appearances and batted .226. He also had two homers and seven RBIs.

With Roberto Perez still going through rehab after undergoing a finger surgery, the Indians will probably rely on Austin Hedges to handle the catching duties for the rest of the season. Hedges, who is playing his first full season in Cleveland, managed a .185 batting average, seven home runs, and 24 RBIs in 68 games in 2021.