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Wilson Ramos injured his left hamstring running out a ground ball for the third out of the eighth inning of the Nationals’ loss to the Braves on Saturday afternoon. After trying to beat the throw, he walked back to the dugout holding the back of his leg and was replaced by Kurt Suzuki in the top of the ninth.
The Nationals will have Ramos checked out by team doctors on Sunday to determine a timetable for return, but manager Davey Johnson said early returns indicate he’ll be absent a few weeks.
“That’s the heartbreak of the day. He’s playing well, hits the ball hard and tries to leg it out, and pulls a hammy,” Johnson said. “We’ll see how he comes out of it tomorrow, but we’ll probably have to get somebody in here.”