Nationals recall C Sandy Leon, place C Wilson Ramos on Paternity List
by Amanda Comak
With Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos and his wife, Yely, expecting their first child, the Nationals placed Ramos on the Paternity List on Tuesday afternoon and recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.
Leon, 25, rejoins the Nationals for his third Major League stint of the season. The switch-hitting catcher is batting .212 (25-for-118) in 34 games with Syracuse this season, with eight doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI.
In 28 games behind the plate for the Chiefs, Leon has caught 65 percent of attempted base stealers (11-of-17).
Ramos, 26, is hitting .290 (54-for-186) with a .340 on-base percentage, eight doubles, three home runs and 25 RBI in 49 games this season.