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Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list

Jul 23, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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As expected Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been placed on the disabled list after injuring his hamstring during last night’s game.

Zimmerman has had a very rough go of it health-wise and had just started to play third base regularly again after initially shielding his chronically sore shoulder by playing left field.

He’s been in the lineup for just 53 of 98 games so far and seems almost sure to miss more than the minimum 15 days this time. In between the DL stints he hit like his usual self, batting .282 with five homers and an .802 OPS that nearly matches his .828 career mark.

For his latest absence the Nationals will shift Anthony Rendon back to third base, with Danny Espinosa picking up playing time at second base.

  1. sfp311 - Jul 23, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    You have to give this guy credit, as injury-prone as he is he always gives 110% no matter what. You wonder when the Nats are going to put it all together and go on a nice run but it becomes increasing difficult when their top hitters are hitting the DL on a regular basis.

  2. 18thstreet - Jul 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    That’s really too bad.

    Man, if I were a GM, I’d be terrified of making a trade. Denard Span is no Hall of Famer, but the Nats have to be thankful that they didn’t trade him yet.

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