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Ryan Zimmerman exits early with thumb injury

Apr 12, 2014, 9:19 PM EST

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Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman exited Saturday night’s game against the Braves after jamming his hand diving back into second base on a pick-off attempt in the top of the fifth inning. Zimmerman had doubled to put runners at second and third with one out, but Braves starter Alex Wood was able to catch him straying too far off the bag. James Wagner of the Washington Post says it looked like Zimmerman jammed his finger and there was some visible blood.

With Zimmerman out of the game, Anthony Rendon moved over to third base, and Danny Espinosa entered to take over at second base.

Zimmerman has already been dealing with an arthritic shoulder and can’t seem to catch a break after tonight’s scare.

  1. oregonbravesfan - Apr 12, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    For what it’s worth, Joe Simpson reported on the Braves broadcast that Washington infield prospect Zach Walter was pulled mid-game from the Syracuse Chiefs game this evening. The in game box score on MILB.com doesn’t show that yet – but if true, maybe this is indication of something more than a day-to-day issue for Zimmerman.

  2. careyb44 - Apr 12, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    They will definetly miss his bat. The 3run bomb he hit last night almost won them the game.
    The nats seem to be the consensus pick for the WS this year once again. and once again, they
    can’t seem to beat the braves. Oh well, it is a long season.

    • goodellisruiningtheleague - Apr 12, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      lol they’re all idiots. DC sports team will never win a title in any sport.

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