ATLANTA -- Recently, Braves catcher Brian McCann told MLB.com's Mark Bowman and Eric Single that he believes the recent discomfort in his right knee is a product of playing on what he described as a "really, really hard" surface behind the plate at Nationals Park.
However, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos said he doesn't have that problem with Nationals Park's surface. Ramos said he was aware of McCann's problem through teammate Adam LaRoche, a close friend of McCann's.
"I never had any problems," Ramos said. "[McCann] talked to LaRoche about [the surface]. The surface is too hard. [Through LaRoche], McCann said, 'Tell the people to make [the surface] a little more [softer].' … When he plays at Nationals Park, he feels sore in his leg. When he goes behind the plate, it's too hard. I don't have any problems that he had."
Ramos has had hamstring problems this year, but he said it has nothing to do with the surface at Nationals Park.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.