Ryan Zimmerman hopes to come off DL on Sunday
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who's on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, expects to be activated by Sunday.
The inflammation in the throwing shoulder of Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has improved enough that he expects to come off the disabled list on Sunday.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Zimmerman received an anti-inflammatory injection on Friday and was able to play catch on Tuesday. On Friday, he plans to hit, and if all goes well, he'll be activated in time to face the Phillies on Sunday night. “As long as I take groundballs and throw and stay in shape, hitting takes only two days,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman is hitting .224/.324/.345 on the season.
Upon his return, the question becomes whether phenom Bryce Harper, who replaced Zimmerman on the active roster, remains in the bigs or is sent back to Triple-A. It seems more likely that the recently called-up Tyler Moore will be dispatched to make room for Zimmerman, especially given manager Davey Johnson's enthusiasm for Harper.
They're alive in the NLCS after their Game 4 win over the Dodgers
You never know what you might get from Arrieta, but what we got was brilliance in Game 4
The 2017 World Series begins Oct. 24
There will be a Game 5 after all on Thursday night
Tanaka shut the Astros down in ALCS Game 5 and has overcome a down season and past injurie...
The Yankees wouldn't chase Keuchel's bread-and-butter, those tempting pitches just at the knees...