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Ryan Zimmerman “unlikely” to come off disabled list this week

Jun 7, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-3 and played seven innings defensively last night at Single-A, but manager Jim Riggleman said the third baseman is “unlikely” to return from the disabled list before the Nationals end their 11-game road trip Sunday.

“We don’t want to push it,” Riggleman told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “I really want him to be 100 percent. I don’t want any setbacks.”

Zimmerman was 10-for-28 (.357) with a homer through eight games, but he’s been out since mid-April with an abdominal injury that required surgery.

  1. sasquash20 - Jun 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Dude come back I need you in my line up. Been taking a roster spot all year and giving me nothing.

  2. royhobbs39 - Jun 7, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    As a Nationals fan, I wonder how difficult it would have been to send Zimmerman to Single A Hagerstown? Why would you not want Zimmerman’s attitude to rub off on their prize prospect for just a few days? They are both in the area (or at least in the Mid-Atlantic if they are on road trips). I am sure there were match-up considerations, but would you not want to also consider your future? He could have been there last night.

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