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Mets sign catcher Wilson Ramos

The New York Mets announced Tuesday that the club has signed two-time All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.

Ramos, 31, is one of three catchers with double-digit homers in each of the last six seasons. He led all catchers with a .306 batting average and a .496 slugging percentage and was third with a .358 on-base percentage last year (min. 350 plate appearances). Ramos was a NL All-Star in 2016 and an AL All-Star last season. In addition, he earned a Silver Slugger Award in 2016.

The New York Mets announced Tuesday that the club has signed two-time All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.

Ramos, 31, is one of three catchers with double-digit homers in each of the last six seasons. He led all catchers with a .306 batting average and a .496 slugging percentage and was third with a .358 on-base percentage last year (min. 350 plate appearances). Ramos was a NL All-Star in 2016 and an AL All-Star last season. In addition, he earned a Silver Slugger Award in 2016.

The Valencia, Venezuela native also combined for 15 homers, 70 RBI and 22 doubles in 111 games between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia last season. He ranked second in the majors with a .402 (39-97) batting average with runners in scoring position (min. 110 plate appearances). 

Ramos has hit .282 (42-149) with eight doubles, three homers and 27 RBI in 43 career games at Citi Field.

The 6-1, 245-pounder had a 130 OPS+ last year, second among catchers behind J.T. Realmuto (131). Over the last three years, his .826 OPS ranks second among catchers (min. 1,000 plate appearances). Since 2013, he ranks third among all catchers in RBI (352) and sixth in home runs (90).

The right-handed hitter had his best season in 2016 with Washington, establishing career highs in doubles (25), home runs (22), RBI (80), batting average (.307) and runs scored (58).

He threw out 14 of 48 runners (29.2 %) attempting to steal last year and has caught 133 runners in 399 attempts (33.3 %) during his career.

Ramos has hit .273 (745-2,726) with 121 doubles, 109 home runs and 426 RBI in 760 games over parts of nine major league seasons with Minnesota, Washington, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.

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