The Nationals activated Wilson Ramos from the disabled list on Monday, as was anticipated on Friday. He had missed the last two weeks due to a hamstring injury. To create room for Ramos on the roster, catcher Jhonatan Solano was optioned back to Triple-A.
Ramos, 25, will not be starting tonight, according to Aaron Gleeman at NBCSports.com. He and Kurt Suzuki had been splitting starts at catcher prior to Ramos' injury. Both players have been hot at the plate this season with Suzuki posting an .817 OPS in 19 games and Ramos hitting .300/.391/.600 with two home runs in six games. Over their careers, Ramos has been the better hitter with a .334 wOBA compared to Suzuki's .306.
Ramos missed most of the 2012 season with a major knee injury. He hit well in the brief time he did play. Injuries have left their mark on him though, and it may be difficult to trust him to stay healthy going forward.
Solano only received one start and six plate appearances in his time in the majors. His only hit was a single. The 27-year-old has been with the Nationals organization since being signed out of Colombia in 2005. He has a career .642 OPS in the minors.