The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

Indians’ Ramos has torn knee ligaments


Indians catcher Wilson Ramos will require season-ending surgery for torn ligaments in his left knee, the team said Aug. 30.

Ramos tore his ACL and MCL in the seventh inning of Cleveland’s win over the Red Sox on Aug. 29. He fielded a weak hit in front of the plate and was throwing to second base when his left knee buckled and he crumpled to the infield grass.

The 34-year-old Ramos played in 44 games this season — nine with Cleveland, 35 with Detroit. He batted .226 with two homers and seven RBI for the Indians, who have been without Gold Glove catcher Roberto Pérez for much of the year.

Pérez was placed on the injured list earlier this month with right shoulder inflammati­on and back spasms. He spent 60 days on the IL earlier this season after undergoing surgery on his right middle finger.

Austin Hedges has handled most of Cleveland’s catching duties this season.

Ramos drove in two runs Aug. 29. After he got hurt, Hedges replaced him and hit a game-tying home run.

NO OHTANI >> Angels twoway sensation Shohei Ohtani will not take the mound Aug. 31 against the Yankees in order to give his right hand extra time to heal. Angels manager Joe Maddon

also said outfielder Mike Trout is experienci­ng soreness in his right calf after running the bases Aug. 28.


SAINTS PRACTICING IN TEXAS >> Displaced by Hurricane Ida, the Saints went back to work about 500 miles away in the home of another NFL team.

Saints players and staff, along with about 120 family members, relocated to North Texas in advance of the storm that made landfall south of New Orleans on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph, and left that entire area without power.

Coach Sean Payton said the team will practice through Sept. 1 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys.

PATRIOTS QB >> Bill Belichick isn’t saying whether Cam Newton or rookie Mac Jones will be his Week 1 starter at quarterbac­k. Newton has looked much improved this preseason. Jones has shown steady improvemen­t throughout training camp.


Carson Wentz’s big week was cut short when the Colts put three starters including their top quarterbac­k on the reserve/ COVID-19 list. Wentz, center Ryan Kelly and receiver Zach Pascal join two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher on the sideline because of health and safety protocols.

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