Zimmerman (back) won't return to the lineup Sunday against Colorado, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Zimmerman's back issue didn't appear to be a major one, but there's little sense pushing an injury-prone veteran with the Nationals already eliminated from the playoffs. The 34-year-old will end the season with a .264/.337/.486 line and 13 homers in 85 games.
Zimmerman (back) remains on the bench for Saturday's game against the Rockies. Zimmerman sits for the second straight game while battling a back issue. With just one game remaining and the Nationals out of the playoffs, he could be done for the year. Mark Reynolds will start at first base in his absence.
Zimmerman said his back is "okay, nothing terrible" but that he may not play during Washington's three-game set against the Rockies this weekend, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Zimmerman confirmed that he would likely play if these last few games had postseason implications for the Nationals. The 34-year-old added that he doesn't want to start the offseason on a bad note, so unless he's feeling near 100 percent, don't expect to see him on the field in Colorado.
Zimmerman (back) is not in the lineup against Colorado on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Zimmerman will require an additional day off after being removed from Wednesday's outing with back stiffness. In his place, Mark Reynolds will start at first base. Consider Zimmerman day-to-day ahead of Saturday's affair.
Zimmerman exited Wednesday's game against the Marlins with back stiffness, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Zimmerman walked and scored before exiting Wednesday's game prior to the third inning. The issue doesn't appear to be anything overly serious, as the Nationals are hoping to have the veteran first baseman back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Rockies following Thursday's off day.