The Nationals' ace is frustrated with his finger, but knows prudence now could save him further frustration later.
The Nationals' ace disclosed an injury that is limiting him so far in spring training.
The fireballing 23-year-old right-hander was shut down in September because of the injury.
Bryce's older brother posted a 2.18 ERA between Class AA Harrisburg and Class AAA Syracuse in 2016.
The club concluded that paying Ramos $17.2 million for 2017 was too risky.
Ramos becomes a free agent after the best season of his career ended with an anterior cruciate ligament tear.
Ramos's knee injury hurt his market value and complicated his offseason.
Ramos isn't expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season.
"We know he's not going to be ready for the next series," Nats manager says.
Nationals have yet to divulge their roster -- or their Game 2 starter.