After an initial X-ray showed no break on Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos' hand, a second opinion has revealed a fracture in his left hamate bone. Ramos will now undergo surgery and miss 4-5 weeks.
If Wilson Ramos needs hand surgery, the pressure will be on backup catcher Jose Lobaton to carry the load for the Nationals.
Each of the Nationals' four minor minor league affiliates begin their seasons on Thursday. With that in mind, here is a look at their rosters for 2014.
One day after Mets closer Bobby Parnell blew a ninth inning lead against the Nationals, the right-hander is now sidelined with a partially torn MCL in his elbow.