Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:00:51 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams plans to use OF Nate McLouth in right field and the leadoff spot Friday, Feb. 28, in the first Grapefruit League spring game against the New York Mets with 2B Danny Espinosa in the two-hole. 3B Ryan Zimmerman will bat third, 1B Adam LaRoche will bat cleanup and SS Ian Desmond will bat fifth. C Wilson Ramos will bat sixth with OF Tyler Moore serving as the designated hitter, OF Scott Hairston batting eighth and playing left field, and OF Michael Taylor batting last and playing in center field.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:26:31 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo seemed to suggest that C Jose Lobaton will receive plenty of starts in order to keep C Wilson Ramos fresh for the entire season in 2014. Ramos comes to camp healthy this year and hopes to play in 130-135 games. "If you look at the games caught by catchers throughout the league, 10 catchers caught 100 games or more last year," Rizzo said. "So there's ample opportunity for a good second catcher on a club. Although Wilson is clearly our No. 1 catcher, we certainly want him to be available throughout the whole season. And (Lobaton) is a capable backup in case something does happen with Wilson."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:50:58 -0800
Washington Nationals C Jose Lobaton is expected to serve as the backup to C Wilson Ramos this season.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:09:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals may be interested in Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton as a backup catcher to C Wilson Ramos. The Rays are trying to shed Lobaton's $950,000 salary, but they also do not need a third catcher because of the presence of C Ryan Hanigan and C Jose Molina.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:19:30 -0800
The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with C Wilson Ramos Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.095 million deal. He can make an extra $150,000 in incentives.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:58:07 -0800
The Washington Nationals think C Wilson Ramos is prepared to start 125 games or more in 2014, with Cs Jhonatan Solano and Sandy Leon backing him up. "I don't think he needs any more regular time off than any other front-line, full-time catcher," general manager Mike Rizzo said of Ramos. "He can play regularly. I don't know what the average everyday catcher caught … what, about a 125-128 games? I think he can take on that load. And if that's the case, we feel good about what we've got as our backups." Ramos hasn't caught more than 106 games in a single season in his career and has been limited to 101 games in the last two seasons combined.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:28:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) said Wednesday, Aug. 14, that he expects to be held out of the lineup "maybe one or two days." He aggravated his hamstring injury Tuesday, Aug. 13, and was out of the starting lineup Wednesday. C Kurt Suzuki filled in and went 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored while hitting out of the eighth spot.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:31:09 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (illness) is back in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 14, but C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) is out.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:56:34 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) aggravated his left hamstring injury Tuesday, Aug. 13, and was forced to leave the game. Manager Davey Johnson said the injury isn't too bad, and Ramos is considered day to day.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 06:36:06 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. C Jhonatan Solano was optioned to Triple-A.