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Rays' Wilson Ramos Receives 6 Staples After Suffering Laceration to Head

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield, right, applies pressure to a cut on the head of Rays catcher Wilson Ramos who was struck by the broken bat of Baltimore Orioles' Ruben Tejada during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 24, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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The Tampa Bay Rays announced catcher Wilson Ramos received six staples to close a laceration on his head he suffered during Monday's 5-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.

In the fifth inning, Ruben Tejada's bat snapped into two pieces, hitting Ramos in the helmet during Tejada's backswing.

Ramos talked about the laceration after the game, per Fox Sports Florida:

FOX Sports Florida @FOXSportsFL

.@RaysBaseball catcher Wilson Ramos gives an update on his status after he left Monday's game with a head laceration. #RaysUp https://t.co/26oliPi9Fb

Few active MLB players have been dogged by injuries more than Ramos. He appeared in an average of roughly 94 games a season since becoming an everyday catcher in the majors in 2011.

The 29-year-old didn't make his Rays debut until June 24 as he recovered from a torn ACL he suffered last September. In his first 15 games for Tampa Bay, he hit .222 with three home runs and 11 RBI.

Should Ramos miss any more time, the Rays would turn to Jesus Sucre, who replaced Derek Norris as the team's starting catcher until Ramos joined the lineup. Sucre owned a .244/.262/.387 slash line before Monday night to go along with four homers and 23 RBI.