After last night's loss in Los Angeles, Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson confirmed what anyone watching Wilson Ramos leave the game with the Dodgers suspected. "Well, Ramos reinjured the same hamstring," Johnson told reporters. Ramos injured the hamstring for the first time in mid-April and landed on the 15-Day DL then, but he came back and appeared to be healthy until he came up injured in the third inning in LA. "He's got the same identical place," the Nats' skipper said, "So he's going to be down for a while."
The fact that he's re-injured the hamstring means the Nationals will have to be more cautious with the catcher this time according to the manager. "I think we're going to have to be a little more cautious with it, unfortunately," Johnson explained. "But it's been, I mean, he's been back playing for a week, ten days, something like that, and I thought he was by it. Fact is, I was going to play him three days in a row to get him feeling good." Reporters and the manager speculated that Jhonatan Solano, who replaced Ramos on the roster in April, would be called up from Triple-A to replace him again this time and this afternoon the team made it official.
"The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left hamstring strain," the press release reads. They also announced the move on Twitter:
Roster moves: #Nationals recall C Jhonatan Solano & place C Wilsom Ramos on 15-Day DL (left hamstring strain).— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) May 16, 2013
Kurt Suzuki is starting tonight, catching Stephen Strasburg as he returns to San Diego. Here's the Nationals' lineup for tonight's game:
Tonight's lineup at SDP: Span 8, Lombardozzi 4, Harper 7, Zimmerman 5, LaRoche 3, Desmond 6, Bernadina 9, Suzuki 2, Strasburg 1— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) May 16, 2013
Hey, Harper's back!
• Game time 10:10 pm EST from PETCO Park in San Diego.