Zimmerman is feeling soreness and will not play this weekend, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. It's not clear exactly what is ailing Zimmerman, but the Nationals can afford to give him as much rest as needed, so manager Dusty Baker is planning to hold him out both Saturday and Sunday. Adam Lind is starting in Zimmerman's place Saturday and figures to do the same Sunday.
Zimmerman is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets, according to Dan Kolko of MASN Sports. The Nationals are starting to rest their regulars in advance of the postseason, and manager Dusty Baker will give Zimmerman another day off Saturday after holding him out Friday as well. Adam Lind will get another start at first base in Zimmerman's place.
Zimmerman is not in the lineup against the Mets on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Zimmerman receives a day off following six straight starts, going 8-for-24 (.333 average) with three home runs and eight RBI during that span. In his place, Adam Lind will draw the assignment at first base, while batting cleanup.
Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Braves. He now has 101 RBI on the season, the third time in his career but first since 2009 that he's topped the century mark. Zimmerman's heated up again with the postseason looming, slashing .339/.383/.607 in September with four homers and 13 RBI in 15 games.
Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's 7-1 win over the visiting Dodgers. The pair of long balls were the first in eight games for the veteran, who has now tied his career high with 33 this season. Zimmerman's 99 RBI are 11 off his personal best set in his sophomore campaign back in 2006, and with 13 games left, he should be able to challenge that mark.
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