According to a series of tweets from's Bill Ladson early this afternoon, the Washington Nationals plan to recall catcher Wilson Ramos "for a few days", while backup catcher Wil Nieves returns to D.C. to be with his wife, Yormarie, who is expecting any day now.

In other news, Ladson also reported the team will place OF Josh Willingham on the D.L. for his injured knee and activate OF Nyjer Morgan from the D.L.  Morgan was supposed to play for AA-Harrisburg last night, but was a late scratch and headed to Atlanta.

Neither move has been confirmed by the team at the time of this post, but we'll confirm when the team makes the announcements.

Nieves has been relatively hot a the plate in the last week, as he hit hit second home run of the season last week against Arizona, and went 3-for-3 last night in Atlanta when he came off the bench to replace Ivan Rodriguez, who was ejected in an argument with the third base umpire after a strange foul tip strikeout.

Ramos, acquired from the Minnesota Twins in the Matt Capps deal, made his major league debut earlier this season with the Twins.  He hit .296/.321/.407 in 28 plate appearances while Joe Mauer was nursing injury.  For the season, he's hitting .254/.292/.370 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 358 plate appearances, but since the trade he's hit .317/.349/.483 with two homers and six batted in for Syracuse in 63 trips to the plate (15 games).

Willingham hurt his knee several weeks ago making an awkward slide into second base and has been playing with pain and a noticable limp since.  He's been in and out of the lineup the last week, and while he has been hitting well, has a had a lot of trouble running and playing defense. 

There were conflicting reports last week when he missed a start against the Florida Marlins about the severity of his injury, but now it's apparent the injury is as serious as feared.  Several sources said Willingham had a partial tear of his meniscus in his knee, the cartilage between the knee that acts asc cushion when walking or running.  

Depending on the severity of the tear, doctors can either trim away the loose part of the tear, or attempt to sew the frayed parts back together.  It's not an uncommon injury, and while surgery would end his season, there's no reason to worry about a full recovery.

Willingham has hit .268/.389/.459 with 16 homers and 56 RBIs in 450 plate appearances this season.

Morgan has been on the D.L. for a couple of weeks with inflammation in his right hip.  He's played two rehab games, one for Class-A Potomac and the other for Class-A Hagerstown.  He went 0-for-6 with a walk.  For the season with the Nats, Morgan is hitting .261/.322/.322 with no home runs, 20 RBIs and 29 steals, and been thrown out 14 times.