Can Nationals withstand prolonged loss of Ramos?

Can Nationals withstand prolonged loss of Ramos?
April 2, 2014, 6:00 am
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NEW YORK — Though the Nationals have said nothing official about the status of Wilson Ramos' injured left hand, all signs point to a broken hamate bone, the latest in string of unfortunate maladies for the snakebitten catcher.

If surgery is needed to remove the bone — and sources last night said that had not yet been determined — Ramos would likely miss about six weeks, give or take. The effects of the surgery could linger beyond that timeframe, though, especially when it comes to his power stroke at the plate.

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