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Wilson Ramos expected to undergo hamate bone surgery Wednesday, will miss 4-8 weeks

Apr 1, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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Via James Wagner and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

Nationals catcher and opening day cleanup hitter Wilson Ramos will likely undergo hamate bone surgery on his left hand Wednesday morning, according to multiple people familiar with situation. The procedure would sideline the Nationals’ bedrock catcher for more than a month and affect him once he returns.

The Nationals haven’t confirmed that the surgery is happening yet because Ramos is seeing specialist Kenneth Means in Baltimore on Wednesday for a second opinion. But it’s pretty much a given that the talented 26-year-old backstop will have to go under the knife.

Ramos has some of the best batted ball distance in MLB and he slugged 16 home runs in just 78 games last season. Hamate bone injuries are notorious for sapping power from baseball players, even post-surgery.

  1. recoveringcubsfan - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    This dude is a walking infirmary. Ambulances chase HIM.

  2. thenoblebard93 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Curse of the Panda strikes again

  3. @thekid9ball - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Reblogged this on The Fantasy Forensic.

  4. corky2141 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Bedrock??? He doesn’t play enough to be consider that

  5. twinfan24 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    With Joe Mauer now permanently moved to 1st, there has been a lot of consternation in Minnesota with having traded Ramos for Matt Capps. But, after starting 106 games in 2011, Ramos has started few games combined in 2012-2013 (101 starts). I wish Ramos the best of luck getting healthy, but it is removing a little of the sting of the Twins having traded him away.

    • pmcenroe - Apr 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      I don’t know why people would down vote this, completely reasonable and factually correct post.

      • stex52 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

        Whatever the accuracy of the comments, there is a lot of discomfort with seeing good in the things that threaten a man’s health or livelihood. I don’t think twinfan intended any malice. But people still don’t like it being put so plainly.

        I went back and forth on it myself.

      • pmcenroe - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:53 AM

        I see what you saying and certainly there is a line that can be crossed but I don’t think twinfan24 came close to approaching it. As far as internet message boards go he/she was very respectful. And I think if anyone is being honest with themselves they do in fact take some small pleasure at the misfortune of others when the result benefits them in some way, that’s just human nature.

  6. rgledz - Apr 2, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Thank goodness some no talent douche bag “reblogged” the article that I just read on his worthless lazy a$$ punk bitch website. What an amazing concept. I’m sure your parents are……….embarrassed.

  7. scgentleman98 - Apr 2, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    This poor man can’t seem to catch a break “no pun intended.” Hopefully he can still keep his power after the surgery. That Lobaton trade is looking big right now.

  8. blovy8 - Apr 2, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Maybe he’ll hit like Griffey did after his hamate was removed.

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