• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL

Nationals expect to activate Wilson Ramos from DL on Thursday

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Wilson Ramos is set to return to the Nationals Thursday.
Wilson Ramos is set to return to the Nationals on Thursday. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is set to conclude his rehab assignment and join the team on Thursday, manager Davey Johnson told reporters Wednesday night (Washingtontimes.com). Ramos has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since May 15 -- and that includes a setback.

Ramos, 25, is a productive hitting catcher when he's healthy, as he has a career .267/.331/.432 line (108 OPS-plus) with 34 doubles and 21 homers in 665 career plate appearances. He's only managed 39 games in the last two seasons combined, however, after finishing fourth in 2011 NL Rookie of the Year voting. He tore his ACL last season, ending his sophomore campaign after just 25 games.

Expect Ramos to split time with Kurt Suzuki at first, but his bat should eventually win him the majority of the time behind the dish for Washington. That is, provided he's able to stay healthy.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

April 19, 2015
Pete Rose getting a job with Fox Sports (2:59)
April 18, 2015
A-Rod hit two homers in Yankees' win
(2:15)
April 17, 2015
Cubs fall to Padres in Bryant's debut
(1:24)
April 17, 2015
Dodgers' Corey Seager off to great start to 2015
(2:30)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Black Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Players Locker Room Snapback Adjustable Hat

Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear
Shop Now