Washington Nationals News: Nats place Wilson Ramos on bereavement list, recall Pedro Severino

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Apr 11, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) hits a rbi single in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park. Wilson went 4-4 during the game. Washington Nationals defeated Atlanta Braves 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) hits a rbi single in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park. Wilson went 4-4 during the game. Washington Nationals defeated Atlanta Braves 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Today’s District Daily discusses the Washington Nationals placing Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list and an update on Ben Revere‘s recovery from an oblique injury.

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 Alex Putterman discusses the Nationals placing Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list. As Putterman writes, Ramos left the team due to a death in the family and will be back for the weekend series in St. Louis.

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Backup catcher Jose Lobaton took Ramos’ place in the lineup for today’s game against the Phillies. Lobaton was 3-for-12 on the season with three RBIs going into today’s game.

Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s James Wagner gives an update on Ben Revere’s injury status. As Wagner writes, Revere no longer feels pain in his strained right oblique and is nearing a rehab assignment.

According to Wagner, Revere took batting practice on the field today for the first time since the injury. While oblique is healed, Revere will need minor league rehab games to shake off the rust after three weeks out of action.

Here’s what Revere had to say about the injury, via Wagner’s article:

"“I felt good,” Revere said. “Coming off a good spring and coming to the season and let that happen, it was kind of a bummer. But it’s always good that you’re team is doing really while you’re out. Of course, everybody has been saying that the team will be even better when we come back.”"

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 on bereavement list; Nats recall Severino

(Alex Putterman, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list on Tuesday and recalled catcher Pedro Severino from Triple-A Syracuse.

Severino, 22, the Nationals’ 10th-ranked prospect, is making his first Major League appearance of the season after hitting .244 in 13 games at Syracuse. He was previously with the Nationals in August 2015, going 1-for-4 while appearing in two games.

Severino said that between his callup last year and two years of Spring Training, he’s already comfortable with his teammates. Read full article here.

Ben Revere now feels pain free and is nearing a rehab assignment

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

For the first time since he injured his right oblique on Opening Day, Ben Revere took batting practice on the field before Tuesday’s game. Now pain free, Revere proclaimed he has no issues swinging and is shaking off the rust of being mostly idle for weeks. He began light swings in the indoor batting cages and running recently, but he wanted to see how his body felt and where the balls he hit landed on the field.

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“I felt good,” Revere said. “Coming off a good spring and coming to the season and let that happen, it was kind of a bummer. But it’s always good that you’re team is doing really while you’re out. Of course, everybody has been saying that the team will be even better when we come back. Read full article here.

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