Yes, Bryce Harper is back. Now I can write about other players here!
Ross Detwiler, who had been suffering from a stiff side after his most recent start in New York, recently threw a bullpen session without incident. He is now considered to be in good health, and looks set to make his next start on Wednesday against the Brewers. He has a 4.13 ERA and has struggled since returning from an oblique injury that put him on the DL, allowing 16 runs in 19.2 innings pitched.
Micah Owings, OF for the Triple A Syracuse Chiefs, requested his outright release and was granted it yesterday. The 30-year-old Owings was a former MLB reliever who was converting to be a position player and had moderate success, hitting .265/.305/.480 with eight home runs and 31 RBI. However, he likely saw that the Nationals would not be calling him up anytime soon and chose to opt out. He should sign a minor league deal with another team, likely one with a shaky corner outfield situation, relatively soon.
Wilson Ramos played his first rehab game in recovering from his injured hamstring today, going 0-4 in an abbreviated game with the Potomac Nationals. He will play a complete game at Potomac tomorrow, and then one more game at Triple A Syracuse before returning. Following that schedule, he should return on Saturday, but Davey Johnson hopes to have Ramos back on Thursday. He has been out since May 15th with the hamstring, which put him on the DL for two weeks earlier this season as well. In just 14 games this season, Ramos is hitting .250 with two home runs and six RBI.