Early Sunday afternoon, there was a man in the Nationals’ bullpen wearing a plain red shirt and baseball pants throwing what looked to be a bullpen session. After a few throws, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, general manager Mike Rizzo and the unidentified pitcher came walking out, followed by pitching coach Steve McCatty.
Turns out, it was Ramos’ 20-year-old brother, David, who has been staying with Ramos since the team’s first homestand. David has never pitched professionally but he was throwing pretty hard, Ramos said, and Rizzo said he planned to talk things over with his director of international scouting, Johnny DiPuglia.
David is planning to stay with Ramos in Washington for the majority of the season, Ramos said.