Nationals avoid arbitration with catcher Wilson Ramos

BY foxsports • January 14, 2016

The Washington Nationals announced on Wednesday that they have avoided arbitration with Wilson Ramos, signing him to a one-year deal:

Jerry Crasnick from ESPN revealed the details of the deal:

Ramos, 28, had a below average season offensively, hitting .229 with 15 home runs and 68 RBI, but was stellar defensively.

According to FanGraphs, he was tied for first in the NL in Defensive Runs Above Average (11.9) with Buster Posey. Ramos threw out 24 of 54 potential base runners (44%) and caught two no-hitters -- both from Max Scherzer (June 20 and October 3).

This will be Ramos' last season of team control, becoming a free agent at the end of the season. He holds a career slash line of .258/.301/.411.

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