The Tampa Bay Rays may have won Saturday's contest against the Minnesota Twins, but they also lost a big piece of their batting order.
Catcher Wilson Ramos announced after the game to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that his hamstring injury would keep him out of Tuesday's All-Star Game in Washington, DC, and that he expects to spend time on the 10-day disabled list.
BREAKING: #Rays Ramos said he will not be able to play in All-Star Game due to hamstring injury. Will still attend and participate in festivities. Expects to end up on DL.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 14, 2018
Ramos, who won the fan vote as the starting catcher for the American League team, left Saturday's game in the sixth inning with left hamstring tightness.
#Rays Ramos, on having to withdraw from All-Star Game due to hamstring injury: "It's disappointing. It's very frustrating to not participate in the All-Star Game, but it's better to miss one game than two months. I have to be smart and do my rehab well and come back strong.''— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 14, 2018