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• Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will start a rehab assignment on Friday, Johnson said. Ramos likely will join the Class A Potomac Nationals as he continues to recover from a left hamstring injury that landed him on the DL earlier this month.

• Johnson said he still is confident in reliever Henry Rodriguez, despite the fact that his fastball velocity has been slightly lower than last season's.

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• Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will start a rehab assignment on Friday, Johnson said. Ramos likely will join the Class A Potomac Nationals as he continues to recover from a left hamstring injury that landed him on the DL earlier this month.

• Johnson said he still is confident in reliever Henry Rodriguez, despite the fact that his fastball velocity has been slightly lower than last season's.

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"I think he's getting there," Johnson said. "He's starting to feel stronger and more comfortable and he doesn't have to really pump up to throw it high-90s."

• Through their first 20 games, the Nationals had more strikeouts (156) than hits (153) and were batting a combined .236.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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