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“He’s a character,” Johnson said, asked if he was looking forward to having Werth back. “He’ll be on me. I’ve kind of missed that. He’s such a gifted athlete it’s great to have him back.”

NOTES: Ramos was walking without crutches Thursday as he continues to improve, now three weeks out from ACL surgery. The catcher said his physical therapy has been going well, and the doctors have assured the Nationals he should be ready to go for spring training. Ramos will remain in Washington to continue his rehab until at least December.

John Lannan will face left-hander Brad Hand from the Marlins on Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Both will be added as their team’s 26th man for the day.