Ramos re-injures left hamstring

Ramos re-injures left hamstring
August 14, 2013, 10:00 am
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The Nats won their fourth straight and took the first of a three-game series against the defending champs in the process, but not all was good for Washington on Tuesday night.

Catcher Wilson Ramos re-injured his left hamstring for the third time this season, this time while legging out a grounder in the bottom of the fourth inning. He is considered day-to-day at this point, but could miss the team's game on Wednesday.

"I doubt if he’s available tomorrow," Davey Johnson said. "He re-injured it, not too bad, but it’s the same time on that same left hamstring. Obviously, they think he might be day-to-day. But we’ll have to see."

Ramos left the game when it went into a rain delay after the fourth inning. He was replaced by Kurt Suzuki as the Nats took the field to play defense.

Ramos originally hurt the hamstring running to first in a game against the Braves in April. He then re-injured it the first time stretching a single into a double against the Dodgers in L.A.

Ramos has been a key contributor for the Nationals this season when healthy. Through 41 games he's batting .290 with 7 home runs and 28 RBI. His .483 slugging percentage is best on the team.

Johnson said Ramos was given ice on the hamstring in the trainers room after he was removed from the game.

"He was all wrapped up. But it’s the same leg, third time on the same leg, so we’re a little concerned about it," he said. 

Both Dr. Wiemi Douogiuh and head trainer Lee Kuntz told Johnson they didn't believe it was that serious.

"We’ll know more tomorrow," Johnson said.