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Wire Taps: Max Scherzer goes Sunday; Wilson Ramos’s return; Nationals focus on pitching in 2018 MLB Draft...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy your off day...

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

So, today could be important. That’s all we have to say.

Here’s the news from Nats Park:

Rays catcher Wilson Ramos makes his return to Nationals Park (WaPo)
The last time Ramos stepped on the field at Nationals park in full uniform was when he tore his ACL after a career season. He's back, though — and the Nats sure miss him right now.

With Eaton nearing return, how will Nats configure outfield? (MASN)
"But, as both general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Martinez have insisted all along, if Soto’s in the big leagues, he must play on a regular basis."

Romero reinstated, joins low Single-A Hagerstown Suns (MASN)
"The Nationals have placed left-hander Seth Romero on the low Single-A Hagerstown Suns active roster."

Keith Law's draft recap -- NL team-by-team breakdowns - (ESPN - Insider Only)
"[Cate] has a 60 curveball and is up to 93 as a starter, possibly too slight to stay a starter but potentially a back-end rotation guy or a very good reliever."

Nationals focused on pitching in MLB Draft (
Would you believe that the Nats picked 23 pitchers over the last few days? Actually, that sounds about right.

Max Scherzer will pitch Sunday vs. Giants on regular rest (WaPo)
Scherzer will skip the Bronx next week, and start on his regular schedule.

Nationals scoop up position players on Day 3 of MLB draft (WaPo)
It's mainly pitchers, but they also have some catchers and infielders in the mix as well.

Max Scherzer's Passion, Swagger Taking Him to New Heights (Baseball Essential)
Max Scherzer has come a long way from his low point years ago against Tampa Bay in 2010. Since that game, his love and pure passion for the game have powered him to more than 2000 strikeouts in 264 starts.