Wilson Ramos was back in the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse Sunday morning, feeling his left hamstring was strong and that he is ready to come off the disabled list on Monday when the Nationals play the Atlanta Braves.
“I felt good,” Ramos said of his two-game rehab assignment, in which he went 0-for-1 with a walk on Friday and 2-for-3 on Saturday with Double-A Harrisburg.
“The first day I felt a little bit scared to run, but I feel good. (Saturday) I felt better. I’m ready to go.”
It’s unclear if Ramos will immediately return to an every-other-game rotation with Kurt Suzuki, and it’ll likely depend on how Ramos’ legs are feeling.
— Ryan Zimmerman, a few days behind Ramos, hit on the field and did some running drills Sunday morning as he gets closer to returning to action as well.
Zimmerman will play with Single-A Potomac on Tuesday and Wednesday on rehab assignment and plan to meet the Nationals in Pittsburgh on Friday, when he is eligible to come off the disabled list.
“Everything felt good,” Zimmerman said. “It’s definitely a relief. Usually you can tell the difference between something that’s bad and something that’s not that bad, but with hamstrings you never know. We’re well on our way. Hopefully it stays feeling like it does.”
Zimmerman will likely get two at-bats on Tuesday and three on Wednesday and then workout at Nationals Park on Thursday before flying to meet the team, assuming all goes according to plan.
The Nationals’ third baseman said he has been able to maintain the long toss program and continue his shoulder strengthening while he’s been on the disabled list as his left hamstring issue didn’t prevent him from keeping up with that.