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Tigers sign free agent catcher Wilson Ramos to one-year deal

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 16:35:31-05

DETROIT — (WXYZ) -- The Detroit Tigers have signed free agent catcher Wilson Ramos to a one-year contract.

The team announced the signing Friday, but did not disclose additional terms of the deal.

Ramos spent the past two seasons with the New York Mets, batting .276 with 19 home runs and 88 RBI over 186 combined games.

“I’m excited to join this team during such at exciting time,” Ramos said. “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."

Ramos, who debuted in 2010, is a two-time All-Star (2016 and 2018) and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2016.

“Adding a reliable veteran catcher was one of our priorities this offseason, and we know that Wilson will be a great fit for that role,” Tigers general manager Al Avila said. “He’s still producing on the field at a high level after 11 years in the big leagues, and we feel his presence in the clubhouse will be a major positive both for our young catchers and pitching staff.”

In a corresponding move, the Tigers designated infielder Sergio Alcántara for assignment.