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Zimmerman to play Sunday for Hagerstown

Jun 4, 2011, 12:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX — Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment after playing in his second extended spring training game earlier today in Viera, Fla.

Zimmerman went 0-for-4 and played four innings in the field this morning and reported no problems with his surgically repaired abdominal muscle. He flew back to Washington this afternoon and will report to low-Class A Hagerstown to begin a rehab assignment Sunday.

Hagerstown, which currently boasts top prospect Bryce Harper on its roster, is the lone Nationals affiliate playing at home this weekend. Zimmerman could move up to high-Class A Potomac by Monday or Class AAA Syracuse by Tuesday.

Zimmerman hasn't played since April 9 in New York and had surgery May 3 to repair a torn abdominal muscle. The Nationals said he wouldRead more ยป

  1. JaneB - Jun 4, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Oooh! We could get an early preview of The Face of the Franchise playing with the Bat of the Franchise! Buy your tickets now!

  2. Dos - Jun 4, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    No more head-first slides, Zim!Gooooooooooooooooooooooo Nats!

  3. Anonymous - Jun 4, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Nats should ban the head first slide.

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