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Zimmerman wastes no time starting rehab

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Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon following successful surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle the day before. Zimmerman began his rehab, walking a mile in 30 minutes on a treadmill.

"I was flying," he joked.

The exercise was the first step in his rehab, which the Nationals expect to have him back in the majors in six weeks. Zimmerman won't be cleared for baseball activities for several weeks, but doctors wanted to get him moving shortly after surgery to begin the recovery process.

His return can't come too soon for a Nationals offense that continued to struggle on Wednesday against the Phillies, losing 7-4 in a game that got that close only when Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer in the ninth. The Nationals had scored the third-fewest runs in the National League heading into Wednesday; Zimmerman had a 1.022 OPS in his first eight games.

"I've learned you never cancel out either being early or being late," Zimmerman said. "The human body's a weird thing -- longer, shorter, you never know. But the doctors said everything looked good, and hopefully we'll be right at that mark (six weeks)."

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