Zimmerman is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against Cleveland, Dan Kolko of MASN reports. Zimmerman is making his first start since returning from a rib cage injury that has sidelined him since July 7. The 31-year-old will regain his normal position at first base and bat seventh against Danny Salazar and the Indians. Zimmerman will look to rebound in the second half so long as he stays healthy as he's posted career-lows in BA (.221), OBP (.284), and SLG (.402) this season.
Zimmerman has been activated from the DL on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Zimmerman should regain his starting spot at first base for the Nationals upon his return. During his last rehab appearance on Saturday, Zimmerman homered and collected three RBI for High-A Potomac. Before going on the disabled list, Zimmerman struggled in 74 games with the Nationals, hitting just .221/.284/.402.
Zimmerman (ribs) expect to make his return Tuesday against Cleveland, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Zimmerman started his third straight rehab game Saturday for High-A Potomac, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a homer and three RBI. He's recorded a hit in each rehab contest so far, and should be ready to jump back into action following Monday's team day off.
Zimmerman (ribs) will play in a rehab game Saturday at High-A Potomac, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports. Saturday marks 15 days since Zimmerman hit the disabled list, but he's not expected to remain unavailable for much longer. Barring a setback over the weekend, the expectation is that the veteran will be back with the Nationals on Tuesday. In his last rehab start Thursday, also at Potomac, Zimmerman wen 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored.
Zimmerman (ribs) is expected to be activated from the DL on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a run in his first rehab assignment game for Low-A Potomac on Thursday and figures to play several more minor league games before returning to the majors shortly after the weekend. The 31-year-old was placed on the DL on July 8 with a left rib cage strain but has progressed through his rehab with no setbacks. He'll reassume a .221/.284/.402 slash line when he returns to the Nationals.