Here’s a news story that sucks: Wilson Ramos is out four to eight weeks with a broken hamate bone in his left hand. The injury was sustained during the Opening Day game in New York.
We really loved this guy’s bat as early as about three seasons ago. But he’s running out of time to turn his career into anything other than an injury-marred bunch of radar blips. You can’t exactly blame Ramos; as these injuries aren’t his fault. They’re just happening. Plus he was kidnapped.
Hopefully he’s back and swinging a strong bat in a month; but we have our doubts. It’s just a shame because while it’s the Strasburg’s and Harper’s that everyone talks about in Washington, Ramos had a chance to be an excellent offensive catcher. He had the look – and had a monster spring (.385 with 1 HR and 13 RBI, see we back our claims up with numbers to quantify ‘monster spring’).
Jose Lobaton assumes the starting catcher duties for Washington. He’s a career .229 bat.