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Nationals | Wilson Ramos goes deep twice

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (knee) hit two home runs Wednesday, March 26, proving that his surgically repaired knee is completely healthy heading into the season. He's more agile behind the plate, faster on the bases and his swing is the same as before the injury. He has a slash line of .353/.353/.559 this spring with only three strikeouts in 34 at-bats. "I'm concentrating more on my offense," Ramos said. "I'm working now on my swing. I forget about my knee now. For a long time, I thought about my knee only and forgot about my swing. Now it's time to work both together. And it feels great. I cleared my mind about my knee." Manager Davey Johnson plans to have Ramos split time evenly with C Kurt Suzuki this year.

Fantasy Tip: Ramos is quickly gaining steam for fantasy baseball purposes. If he keeps swinging the bat this way into the regular season, it'll be hard for Johnson to keep up with an even playing-time split behind the plate. The platoon situation curtails his value some, but both Ramos and Suzuki are worth owning in two-catcher leagues.

2013-03-27 15:44:37 | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

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