There’s some good news for the Phillies on the injury front this afternoon. The recently acquired Wilson Ramos told reporters that he will most likely be back by the middle of the month:
— Tom Moore (@TomMoorePhilly) August 2, 2018
Phillies catchers have combined for a .312 OBP and .702 OPS this season with 11 homers. They’ve also struck out in 35.9% percent of their 449 plate appearances. Ramos, meanwhile, has a .346 OBP and .834 OPS with 14 homers while striking out in only 19.4% of his 315 plate appearance. He gets on base more frequently, hits for more power, and strikes out less.
In a piece published yesterday, I wrote extensively about the Phillies’ catching situation. If you want to know more about how Ramos will fit in upon his return, you can read it here.