Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos to have MRI on injured right knee

Tuesday September 27th, 2016

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will have an MRI on his right knee after being injured during Monday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ramos sustained the injury in the sixth inning of Monday's 14–4 loss to Arizona after he jumped in the air trying to catch a relay throw on a two-run double. He was helped off the field by medical staff, and was unable to put any weight on the leg.

Ramos injured the same knee in 2012. 

"I feel badly because you know how we all feel about Wilson," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "But it's part of the game. You hate [for] it to happen this late, right before the playoffs, but our next step is try to figure out a way to play without Wilson. I've been mixing and matching this year and most of my life. Therefore, it's another obstacle and I just got to try to go back to the drawing board and figure out something."

Ramos is hitting .307 this season with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs, all career-highs. Ramos, 29, is set to become a free-agent at the end of the season.

The Nationals will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series starting Oct. 7.

– Scooby Axson

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