Nationals won’t make qualifying offer to Wilson Ramos

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Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals won’t make a $17.2 million qualifying offer to catcher Wilson Ramos.

Ramos, 29, had an outstanding season, but suffered a tragic injury near the end of the regular season, tearing his ACL and meniscus for which he required surgery. He hit .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI in 523 plate appearances and appeared set to cash in big as a free agent this offseason.

The injury will likely result in Ramos getting less guaranteed years and a lower overall salary than he would have otherwise. However, he won’t have draft pick compensation attached to him which might help him draw more interest this offseason.