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Nationals catcher Ramos out for playoffs with torn ACL

The Washington Nationals' World Series hopes took a serious blow Tuesday when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Ramos is out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, taking one of the most valuable players and a consistent power bat out of Washington's lineup. He was hitting .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs and was one of baseball's best offensive catchers.

"It's unfortunate," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "Wilson's having an All-Star season and really a breakout season for himself. So it's disappointing. I feel bad for him."

Manager Dusty Baker said Ramos will have surgery to repair...

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