For the second straight day, Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos took early batting practice at Nationals Park and again ran through another bucket of balls. As they did the day before, both drilled line drives and moonshot home runs as they progressed in their respective rehabs. Both produced loud thuds with their hits and most balls landed in the seats.

Ramos, who has been on the disabled list since June 11 with a hamstring strain, may begin his minor league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend, according to Nationals Manager Matt Williams. Ramos, recovering from his third strain in two seasons, is eligible to come off the disabled list as early as June 26, when the Nationals will be in Chicago.