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Wire Taps: Joe Ross still not ready for return; Ryan Zimmerman, Sammy Solis reinstated; Jonathan Papelbon for the eighth?

The Nationals suffered their second-straight loss last night, catch up on the sad, sad news from the last twenty-four hours in NatsTown...

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Well, that was rough. On the bright side, at least D.C. doesn't have as long of a title drought as the city of Clevel.... oh, wait. Never mind.

While we bask in sorrow, here are the links.

Terry Francona had nothing but praise for the Nationals

Nationals reinstate Zimmerman, Solis
The first baseman and lefty reliever were activated for Tuesday's action.

Ross needs more time before return
Ross threw three scoreless innings for Class A Hagerstown on Sunday, but a return to the rotation could still be a little bit of a ways away.

For reasons unknown, someone started a GoFundMe to get the Nats a new closer
Too much time, or too much hatred for Papelbon?

Would Jonathan Papelbon be willing to take the eighth inning?
The closer may find himself forced in to a new position later on, but Papelbon would need to do something he hasn't done his entire career: pitch the eighth, or anywhere outside of the ninth.