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DETROIT, January 29, 2021 ~ The Detroit Tigers have signed catcher Wilson Ramos to a one-year Major League contract. Ramos played his last two seasons with the New York Mets, and since 2018 he has been one of baseball’s best-hitting catchers.
He led with a .288 batting average, ranks second in hits at 287, third in RBIs with 158, fourth in total bases at 438, fifth in extra-base hits at 82 and doubles at 47, seventh in on base percentage holding a .346, and tied in eighth for home runs with 34.
The Venezuelan native started in 2010 and has since earned two All-Star Game selections (2016 and 2018) and a Silver Slugger Award.
“I’m excited to join this team during such at exciting time,” said Ramos. “Whether it’s playing in a lineup with Miguel Cabrera or working with a really talented group of young pitchers, this was an opportunity that I was excited to take on. I’m looking forward to getting to work with my coaches and teammates soon, and winning baseball games for the fans in Detroit.”