Wilson Ramos catches his younger brother in workout in front of Mike Rizzo

(Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

Ramos, 24, requested the workout for his brother in front of Rizzo, hoping to help his family out. Ramos said his younger brother, one of five children in his family, lives with him in here in the Washington area.

“He throws well,” Ramos said of his brother in Spanish. “He was a little nervous.”

Ramos, who comes from a baseball-playing family, said his brother is an amateur baseball player in his native Venezuela and isn’t signed to a major league team. He said he hopes his brother, who has also played catcher, could possibly land with a team as a pitcher.

“We’ll see,” Ramos said with a smile. Rizzo “said he would help me out.”

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.


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