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Nate Karns, who has been dealing with upper leg tightness, was cleared and will throw in the bullpen Thursday. … Pitcher Christian Garcia will see a hand/wrist specialist Sunday in the D.C. area with the hope of getting clearance to return to baseball activities. … Bryce Harper, who is now batting .444 this spring, hit his third home run Wednesday. … Ramos will start Thursday’s game, catching back-to-back games for the first time since tearing his ACL and meniscus last year.