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Jordan Zimmermann is pitching through shoulder soreness

Aug 2, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

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Jordan Zimmermann‘s next start has been pushed back from Friday to Saturday because of shoulder soreness.

For now the Nationals are saying it’s nothing serious, but James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Zimmermann “has recently been taking anti-inflammatory medicine” and had trouble getting loose before his last outing.

It’d be a shame if shoulder problems limited Zimmermann down the stretch, as he’s come back from Tommy John elbow surgery to establish himself as one of the best young pitchers in the league. Since missing most of 2010 he’s started 47 games with a 2.77 ERA and 220/55 K/BB ratio in 296 innings, including 4-0 with a 0.97 ERA in July.

  1. tcostant - Aug 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Zimmermann should be pitcher of the month for July!

    • natslady - Aug 2, 2012 at 11:37 AM

      YES!!! And sign him to an extension before the rest of the world notices him.

      • tcostant - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

        Agree – hey I know you from the Natsinsider board!

  2. dchillin - Aug 2, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    You have got to be kidding me!!!

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