Catcher Wilson Ramos will be sidelined from Nationals spring training games for at least a week as he recovers from eye surgery.
Manager Dusty Baker told reporters in Viera, Fla. on Thursday Ramos is having his vision corrected after irregularities were noticed in a physical exam. He is expected back on Saturday. It is unclear if he will return to action that day when the Nats host the Detroit Tigers.
Ramos, 28, is entering his seventh MLB season. He hit .229/.258/.358 with 15 homers and 68 RBI in 128 games for the Nats in 2015.
Ramos' offensive numbers in 2015 were down from his career averages. He holds a .711 OPS in 454 total MLB games, but topped out at .616 in 2015. Perhaps a problem with his vision played a minor role in his regression at the plate.
Ramos is in the final year of his rookie contract and is set to hit free agency after the 2016 season.