- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Washington Nationals placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list Tuesday following a death in his family. They recalled catcher Pedro Severino from Triple-A Syracuse to take his roster spot.

Ramos, who is hitting .316 with four doubles and two home runs in 15 games this season, departs following the death of his grandfather, Jesus Campos.

“I talked to him [Tuesday morning],” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “He’s pretty shook up.”

Jose Lobaton moves into Ramos‘ spot as the team’s No. 1 catcher. Severino, known for his defense, will work as the backup until Ramos returns. Ramos is expected to join the team during the weekend when it is in St. Louis to start a 10-game road trip.

Players placed on the bereavement list have to miss a minimum of three days and can miss a maximum of seven.

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