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Solano happy to join Nats

Apr 14, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

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Catcher Jhonatan Solano had just walked into the Syracuse dugout during the eighth inning of the team’s Saturday game vs. Lehigh Valley when manager Tony Beasley told him he was headed to Washington. Wilson Ramos had sustained an injury and they needed his services.
Despite knowing Ramos and feeling bad about his unfortunate news, Solano was elated to hear he would be leaving the cold of upstate New York. The game time temperature yesterday in Syracuse was 38 degrees for a one o’clock start.
“I don’t feel myself yesterday, nothing. My feet and my hands,” he said. “When we got the third out, he told me ‘you’re out of the game.’”
“I’m here, I’m going to take my opportunity to play.”
Solano woke up at 4 a.m. to catch an early flight to D.C. He said his wife is on her way driving to catch his season debut today, along with their 21 month baby girl.

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  1. original Nats Fan - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    sorry for Ramos, but happy for the Onion.

  2. JaneB - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Welcome Onion! We are blessed to have you to step in when we need you. I'm glad you'll be playing your brother so soon. I want Wilson to heal fast, and YOU to be splendid while you're here!

  3. SonnyG10 - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Welcome Onion. Hope you're not staying very long this trip. :)

  4. peric - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    The Onion won't play as much as Ramos though … he'll be a true back up to Suzuki the starter. Unless something happens to Suzuki its possible he may end up being the starter all the rest of the way.

  5. peric - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Its probably almost a month before Ramos comes back. He's going to have to do the usual rehab assignment.

  6. Doc - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Thanks for the story, Chase.Win, lose, or draw, the Onion and his brother Donovan are a neat part of a great baseball story. Out of a small town in Columbia, 2 bros make it to the Bigs.It shouldn't have happened to Willy Ramos, but I hope that Onion gets a chance to play his game!

  7. Don - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Can Solano play Third?

  8. natsfan1a - Apr 14, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Welcome back, Onion. Stay safe.

  9. phil dunton - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    It's going to take a lot more then Solano to turn this team around.

  10. phil dunton - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    It's going to take a lot more then Solano to turn this team around.

  11. natsfan1a - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Is there an echo in here?

  12. NatsJim - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Perfect timing for Solano, he'll get to see his bro in Miami.

  13. natsfan1a - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Good point, Jim. I hadn't thought of it.

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