Zimmer (side) is set to play the outfield in extended spring training games in Arizona for the next 5-to-6 days before reporting to Triple-A Columbus for a rehab assignment, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Zimmer has been out all season while recovering from shoulder surgery as well as battling side soreness. He served as the designated hitter in some extended spring games over the weekend without issue and will take another step forward by getting in some defensive work. Given the length of his absence, he'll probably be in store for an extended rehab stint at Columbus before being formally activated from the 10-day injured list.

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