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Nationals' Lineup + Nats' C Wilson Ramos placed on Bereavement List; move to follow...

Washington Nationals' catcher Wilson Ramos has been placed on the Bereavement List after there was a death to a close family member. He could miss up to a week. The Nationals can make a roster move to bring up another catcher.

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Before this afternoon's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals' skipper Dusty Baker announced that catcher Wilson Ramos had been placed on the bereavement list after a death in the family.

Ramos, 28, is off to a strong start this season, going 18 for 57 (.316/.328/.491) with four doubles and two home runs early in his seventh major league season.

No word on when Ramos will return to the team, though he could spend anywhere from 3-7 days away.

The Nationals will have to make a corresponding roster move, with 22-year-old catcher Pedro Severino a likely candidate for a call-up.

Through 13 games at Triple-A Syracuse this season, the defense-first backstop who made his MLB debut late last season is 11 for 45 (.244/.255/.267) with a double and six Ks in 47 plate appearances.

Here are the reports on Ramos from the writers on the scene in the nation's capital today:

With Ramos away from the team, Jose Lobaton gets the start tonight, here's the Nationals' lineup for the series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies: