Catcher Wilson Ramos, who is rehabbing from a pulled left hamstring, is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday when they visit the Orioles’ affiliate in Bowie, Md.
Ramos ran the bases and took early batting practice on Thursday, and he is expected to catch in the minor league game on Friday to get some at-bats and test his hamstring in a game situation.
Should he come through that fine, it is likely he is activated from the disabled list on Monday, the first day he’s eligible.
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is also recovering from a left hamstring strain, is a few days behind Ramos in his progress but he also tested his hamstring with running on Thursday and the Nationals are hopeful that he will be ready to return as soon as he’s eligible, which would be on May 3.
When Zimmerman is ready to come off the disabled list, top prospect Anthony Rendon would likely return to the minor leagues.