Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:58:05 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) took five light swings Friday, April 18, for the first time since having surgery on his hand. He said he didn't have any pain, but his wrist is still weak.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:29:34 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) had the stitches removed from his left hand and will begin his rehab work.
Fantasy Tip: He'll be out at least another few weeks and, if you have roster room, could be a decent stash for a late-season impact. However, it may take him a bit to get up to speed because this injury can linger at the plate.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:13:41 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) said he's feeling better following surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left hand. Ramos had a bandage on his hand Tuesday, April 8, and he's expected to start exercises next week. The recovery time is supposed to be four to six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos will be back again this year, but you'll have to be patient as he sits in one of your DL slots. Because it's an injury to his hand, too, it could affect his power production for the rest of the season.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:57:24 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg to replace C Wilson Ramos (hand) on the active roster.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:49:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) will have surgery to fix a broken bone in his hand and is expected to be out four to five weeks, according to manager Matt Williams. Ramos has a broken hamate bone in his left hand. C Jose Lobaton is expected to be the team's primary catcher with Ramos out.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:14:54 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) will likely undergo hamate bone surgery on his left hand Wednesday, April 2, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. The procedure would sideline him anywhere from four to eight weeks. He will meet a specialist to determine if surgery is needed. He also might experience diminished power at the plate once he returns.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Lobaton will be the biggest beneficiary, as he'll see regular at-bats. Mixed leaguers can depend on him as a low-end No. 2 fantasy catcher. Sandy Leon is expected to come up from Double-A Harrisburg to serve as the backup, but he is not someone to bother with in fantasy baseball.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:12:37 -0700
Washington Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr believes C Wilson Ramos (wrist) is dealing with a left wrist problem that dates back to spring training. However, the Nationals haven't updated Ramos' status after he was removed from the game Monday, March 31. C Sandy Leon could be brought up if Ramos needs to go on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Wrist injuries typically sap hitters of their power stroke, so that's worth keeping in mind if it turns out to be the case. Check back later once the Nats update Ramos' status and give us a timetable on when they expect him to be back.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:22:43 -0700
Updating a previous report, X-rays were negative on the hand of Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand). He'll visit with a hand specialist for a second opinion, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos could still be out for an extended period of time. But his news is more encouraging that he may have escaped some serious damage. Jose Lobaton should be expected to take over the starting catching duties for however long Ramos is forced to miss.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:33 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) suffered a fractured bone in his left hand during the team's game Monday, March 31, according to a source. It is not known how long Ramos will be out.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos likely will have to go on the disabled list, but there is no timetable for him at this point. Jose Lobaton likely will get most of the starts while Ramos is out and should be considered as a No. 2 catcher in two-catcher leagues.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:56:25 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is hitting cleanup in the season opener Monday, March 31. 3B Ryan Zimmerman is hitting second.