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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has gained independence from the disabled list. MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports that the Nationals will activate Ramos in time for the 11:05 Eastern game with the Milwaukee Brewers. CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman confirmed the news Thursday morning.
Wilson Ramos activated and in #Nats lineup. Jhonatan Solano optioned to AAA.
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) July 4, 2013
Ramos was on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain but began a rehab assignment on July 1. He last played in the Majors on May 15. He will split time with Kurt Suzuki.
Ramos is hitting .250 with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 48 at bats, but he is much more of a defensive catcher. To make room for him, the Nationals sent Jhonatan Solano down to Triple-A. In addition, the Nationals signed catcher Kelly Shoppach to a Minor League contract in case of need later in the season.
Washington enters play on July 4 in second place in the N.L. East at 42-42, seven games behind the Atlanta Braves.
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