Dallas Braden placed on disabled list with shoulder injury

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UPDATE: Braden has been placed on the disabled list, so now he’ll miss at least 2-3 starts.

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Dallas Braden was pulled from Saturday’s start after five innings because of shoulder soreness and told reporters yesterday that he expects to miss his next turn in the rotation at the very least.

Having today off could allow the A’s to skip Braden’s turn in the rotation and avoid putting him on the disabled list if they think he might miss only one start, but if more time off is needed they’d likely replace him with Tyson Ross.

Asked about his status yesterday Braden wasn’t very talkative, saying only: “Still sore, stiff, hurts. I’m not going to throw.”

Report: Mets sign Wilson Ramos to two-year, $19 million deal

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The Mets have signed catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal, SNY’s Andy Martino reports. The total value of the contract is $19 million, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Ramos, 31, split last season between the Rays and Phillies, putting up one of the best offensive seasons among catchers. In 416 total plate appearances, he hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI.

Ramos will presumably get the lion’s share of plate appearances behind the plate with Travis d'Arnaud backing him up. Grandal was made a qualifying offer, so the Mets would have had to forfeit a draft pick to sign him. And, of course, Realmuto would have cost prospects. Ramos simply costs money.

The Mets were aggressively pursuing a catching upgrade, having been involved in rumors surrounding J.T. Realmuto and Yasmani Grandal, but ultimately settled on Ramos. New GM Brodie Van Wagenen has made a significant impact on the team already, having also added second baseman Robinson Canó and closer Edwin Díaz from a trade with the Mariners.