Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Day off for Zim with shoulder discomfort

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Davey Johnson has felt all along that Ryan Zimmerman's surgically repaired right shoulder wouldn't be 100 percent healthy until sometime in midseason, so the Nationals manager wasn't particularly surprised when his third baseman noted some discomfort in that shoulder last week.

"I said in the spring that with as hard as he's been working with it, it was going to take him at least until the middle of June to where he'd get over the hump with his shoulder," Johnson said. "I think we're pretty close."

Close, but not all the way there yet, so Zimmerman got a rare night off Tuesday to let the shoulder rest.

Johnson insisted Zimmerman would be available to pinch-hit in this game and that he'd be back in the lineup Wednesday. But after hearing the veteran slugger mention the discomfort a few days ago, Johnson decided to find a break in the schedule for him. Since the Nationals also had Monday off, Zimmerman is getting a full 48 hours to rest.
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8 comments:

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Ibuprofen, rest, get well fast, Zimmy.

Scott Margenau said...

This makes sense actually.

Scott Margenau said...

Other thread full of crazy speculation. Gonna be a hell of a night sunshine!

Hand me a bourbon!

Noirelune said...

I will not be surprised if Rizzo trade him to... the BoSox, who just sent Middlebrooks in the Minor;

natsfan1a said...

What Sunshine said.

JaneB said...

Ibuprofen? I say go right for The Shot. Worked like a dream last time.

Scott Margenau said...

Good ins run

Scott Margenau said...

Untuck woot!!!!

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