Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman placed on DL with hamstring injury
Bad news for the Nats, as third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is battling a right hamstring injury and has landed on the DL.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was forced to exit Tuesday night's game against the Rockies (WAS 7, COL 4) after straining his right hamstring on an RBI ground-out in the sixth, and now he's been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Given the usual recovery times involving hamstring injuries, Zimmerman's absense could be a lengthy one. Earlier this season, Zimmerman missed 44 games with a fractured thumb. While he's out, the Nationals will likely slide Anthony Rendon over third base while installing Danny Espinosa at second.
This year, Zimmerman, age 29, is batting .282/.345/.456. That's good for an OPS+ of 121, which matches his career mark.