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But the main thing, pitcher Stephen Strasburg said, is they make catching their priority.

“They don’t have the same body types, so you notice that, but I don’t mind either way,” Strasburg said. “They’re both very capable of going out there, getting with you on your game plan and getting on the same page with you.

“They receive the ball really well. They block, they throw guys out. They worry about catching first.”

Said Detwiler, “We got really lucky here having two good catchers I’ve been able to get comfortable with. Ramos does give you a little bigger target, but there’s not much of a difference for me. The biggest thing for them is to adapt to the pitcher and they’re doing that. They’ve done a great job learning the pitchers.”

Rafael Soriano, in his first season as the Nats closer, has been with five major league teams now and has seen a lot of catchers. There are differences, he said, in the way they control a game and receive the ball. He hasn’t noticed that here.

“This is the first time I’ve seen” two sharing the spot, he said. “It doesn’t seem to matter here. They do a good job.”

For their part, the catchers seem OK for now with the arrangement. Suzuki never saw Ramos until this season and he’s come away as impressed as most others are with his teammate.

“He’s an impressive young player,” Suzuki said. “Great receiving, blocking, throwing, calling pitches. Everyone knows he can hit.”

Ramos said sharing the spot is “good for me, coming off the surgery. They want to keep me healthy, don’t want me to hurt again.”

Let’s check back in another couple of months, but the early returns are good.

“We’re both No. 1 catchers,” Suzuki said, “and this is a good way to get it going.”