Washington Nationals lost third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to the 15-day Disabled List last night after he sustained a right hamstring strain.
Zimmerman, 29, was forced off on Tuesday night after running on an RBI ground-out in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies. The third baseman immediately grabbed at his hamstring and the signs were immediate he needed to exit the game.
Zimmerman had already missed 44 games in 2014 with a fractured thumb and it isn’t known how many games he will miss with this latest injury.
When Zimmerman was taken off on Tuesday the Nationals pushed Anthony Rendon into third base to fill in for the injured Zimmerman and Danny Espinosa came in at second base. It is believed this is how the side will cope with the loss of Zimmerman for the second time this season.
The 29-year-old has had a solid but unspectacular season so far which has been hampered by injuries. His batting average sits at .282 with 24 runs, five homers, and 36 RBIs.
The third baseman made his debut in the MLB for the Nationals in 2005 and has made 1190 appearances for the club.
Zimmerman left the field with Rendon just making hit home off his hit to bring the score to make it 3-4. Fortunately for Zimmerman his efforts were not in vain as the Nationals went on to secure a 7-4 victory.
Injury List Expanding
Zimmerman joins centre-fielder Eury Perez and pitchers Ross Ohlendorf and Erik Davis on Washington’s injury list while right-fielder Jayson Werth is being assessed day-to-day with a sore right knee.