The Washington Nationals have the highest of high hopes for the 2014 season. Much of that is based on the fact that they are largely considered favorites to win a National League pennant and even a World Series title.
They received a little bit of a scare on Opening Day when catcher Wilson Ramos was forced to leave with a hand injury. Thankfully for the Ramos and the Nationals, it sounds like it is nothing serious. From Chase Hughes of CSN Washington:
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos left Monday’s season opener against the New York Mets in the middle of the seventh inning after feeling pain his left hand.
Manager Matt Williams said the initial X-rays are negative, but he will now see a hand specialist in Washington, D.C. for a second opinion. The Nationals are weighing their options at catcher just in case he misses time.”
The Nationals acquired Jose Lobaton from the Tampa Bay Rays this off-season, and he might be immediately thrust into a larger role. The team is hoping that Ramos will not have to miss extended time.