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Topic - Wiemi Douoguih
Wilson Ramos sat with his right leg outstretched, the bulky black brace engulfing his knee visible beneath his athletic shorts. As he stared out at the field where his teammates were taking batting practice, he slipped his catcher's mitt onto his left hand and tossed a ball to himself for a few minutes.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman tested his right shoulder with light hitting Thursday but found little improvement in the soreness in his inflamed AC joint.
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will have season-ending surgery Thursday on a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Adam LaRoche hoped that it wouldn't come down to shoulder surgery.
The scene fans had longed to see finally played out at Nationals Park on Tuesday afternoon. After missing 58 games, Ryan Zimmerman was standing at third base taking grounders several hours before the Washington Nationals played the St. Louis Cardinals.
Washington Nationals prospect Yewri Guillen was laid to rest Saturday while the team tried to figure out how the 18-year-old shortstop contracted the bacterial meningitis that killed him.
Yewri Guillen, an 18-year-old shortstop in the Nationals Dominican Republic academy in Boca Chica, died Thursday morning of bacterial meningitis, roughly four days after he began exhibiting symptoms of infection.
"With these kinds of things," Douoguih said, "it's very nebulous to start and then all of a sudden, very rapidly, it degenerates."
Bacterial meningitis is extremely contagious -- Douoguih said Guillen could have contracted it through something as simple as someone sneezing in his presence -- and the mortality rate is very high, even with treatment.