Wilson Ramos to undergo surgery to repair ACL and meniscus

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Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus on Friday, MLB.com’s William Ladson reports. His rehab is expected to take seven months. That puts him on track to return in mid-May.

Ramos, 29, suffered the injury in late September leaping to catch an errant Ryan Zimmerman throw. A free agent after the conclusion of the playoffs, Ramos was having the best season of his career, batting .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI in 523 plate appearances. All things considered, it was most unfortunate timing for an injury.

The Nationals have used Jose Lobaton and Pedro Severino behind the plate while Ramos has been out.