Found February 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Things continue to look up for Wilson Ramos.  He has long been expected to be ready for Opening Day, but yesterday he gave a status update on his knee and it was all good news.  The Washington Nationals catcher is progressing well and nearing 100 percent health. When Ramos arrived in camp, he said his knee was about 80 percent healthy.  Now after a couple weeks of drills and game action, Ramos says he is at about 95 percent, says Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.  This is indicative of the possibility that Ramos could be back to 100 percent by Opening Day. Ramos tore his ACL at the beginning of last season and underwent surgery.  He missed all but 25 games last season.  The injury came after his frightening 2011 offseason in which he was kidnapped in his native Venezuela and eventually rescued by police. The Nationals are excited to have Ramos back, but they have some decent back-up options at catcher if Ramos is not quite ready for full-time work.  In his career, Ramos has never played more than 113 games.  He is a career .269/.333/.432 hitter. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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