Washington Nationals News: Wilson Ramos credits Lasik for offensive improvement
Today’s District Daily features stories on Wilson Ramos‘ improvement at the plate after undergoing Lasik surgery and the continued rise of young players for the Washington Nationals.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Cash Kruth discusses how Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos credits his improvement at the plate this spring to Lasik surgery. Ramos had the surgery earlier this spring.
Here’s what Ramos had to say about his improved vision, via Kruth’s article:
"“More comfortable and I’m seeing the pitch really, really well after surgery,” Ramos said. “Now I can say the surgery helped me to be better at the plate.”"
Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince discusses the “youth movement” that is up and coming for the Nationals, specifically youngsters Michael Taylor and Trea Turner.
As Castrovince writes in his article, both Taylor and Turner are having a strong spring and will likely play a major role with the Nationals in 2016, despite the fact that neither of them appear to have a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Turner, who made his big league debut late last season, is considered the Nationals’ shortstop of the future and a the long-term replacement for Ian Desmond, who left the team via free agency this offseason. Taylor was the everyday center fielder for the Nationals when former Nat Denard Span was on the disabled list.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Ramos credits Lasik for improvement at plate
VIERA, Fla. — It’s only been a few weeks, and it’s an easy and convenient conclusion to jump to, but Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos swears his March 4 Lasik surgery has had an impact on his hitting.
“More comfortable and I’m seeing the pitch really, really well after surgery,” Ramos said Monday after homering in a 5-3 win over the Astros at Space Coast Stadium. “Now I can say the surgery helped me to be better at the plate.” Read full article here.
Youth movement is near for Nationals
(Anthony Castrovince, MLB.com)
VIERA, Fla. — Labels can be tough to shake in this game, and Dusty Baker has long worn this one: He favors veterans over youngsters.
At a Nationals camp in which the likely Opening Day lineup features Jayson Werth and Danny Espinosa and not Michael Taylor and Trea Turner, Baker’s policy on young players is worth addressing.
“I like young if they can play,” Baker said Monday, before the Nats’ 5-3 win over the Astros at Space Coast Stadium. “If they can’t play, I don’t like young or old.” Read full article here.