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Zimmerman departs game with hamstring injury

Apr 10, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

Ryan Zimmerman headshot.jpgRyan Zimmerman left Saturday’s game against the Mets with a tight left hamstring and, according to MASN’s Ben Goessling, is expected to miss the next few games on the Nationals’ schedule.

“It’s nothing major,” Zimmerman said. “It tightened up a little bit
today. Riggs (manager Jim Riggleman) thought it’d be a better idea to
make sure we got it right earlier in the season instead of trying to
battle through it for an extended period of time. We’ll see what it
feels like tomorrow, and I’ll have a better idea then.”

Zimmerman, 25, is off to a 4-for-19 start this season with three doubles and two RBI.  Willie Harris filled in at third base and could be asked to do the same on Sunday and Monday.

  1. Sergio - Apr 10, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    On the Mets message board it was mentioned that Ron Dibble, the Nats color man, joked that Jose Reyes wouldn’t play much until re-injuring his hamstring. In hindsight, it was a poor choice of humor.

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