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Zimmerman won't return from oblique strain

Ryan Zimmerman won't have enough time to return this season from a strained oblique, a frustrating end to another injury-plagued season.

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Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman done for season’s final week; updates on Michael A. Taylor, Yunel Escobar

Ryan Zimmerman is “doubtful” for the final week, likely all but done for the season because of an oblique stain, Manager Matt Williams said. This ends yet another injury-plagued and frustrating season for Zimmerman, who appeared in 95 games.Read full article >>

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Bryce Harper’s emergence is overshadowed by Nationals teammates’ injuries

No club in baseball means more to the sport than the New York Yankees, World Series champions 27 times over, a heady number for a franchise that is pursuing just one. So regardless of the Yankees’ current incarnation, a visit from New York is a chance to measure your own team, and when Ryan Zimmerman smoked a home run off the left field foul pole that provided a walk-off victory for the Nationals, the measure was this: On May 19, Washington pulled into a first-place tie with the New York Mets.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman still sore; Reed Johnson nearing return

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman seems less and less likely to return this season, still bothered by pain in the left oblique that’s kept him out since Sept. 7. Zimmerman injured the oblique against the Braves earlier this month, but because rosters expand in September, the Nationals did not have to place him on the disabled list as he tried to recover enough to return.Read full article >>

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Zimmerman takes swings, oblique still not healed

Ryan Zimmerman’s attempt to return before season’s end continues, but the Nationals first baseman continues to feel a pull in his strained left oblique muscle when he tries to swing, reducing his chances of making that return. Zimmerman, out since September 8 with this injury, has begun taking light swings in the batting tunnel at…

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Nats Journal: Nationals have not considered shutting down Ryan Zimmerman; Danny Espinosa to undergo MRI

Including Monday night’s game against the Orioles, the Nationals have 13 games remaining, which is not much time for first baseman Ryan Zimmerman to work his way back into the lineup. He has not played since Sept. 7, when a left oblique injury he had suffered a few days earlier became too much to play through. He has not been able to swing a bat since, still working on core strength and fighting pain there. Given that, with so little time remaining, would the Nationals consider shutting him down for the rest of the season?Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Phillies lineups

Stephen Strasburg pitches Tuesday night against the Phillies, coming off one of his best outings of this injury-shortened season, one in which he struck out 13 last week against the Mets. Right-hander David Buchanan pitches for  the Phillies, and enters the game with a 2-8 record and 9.11 ERA. With Ryan Zimmerman out of the lineup again, Clint Robinson is playing first base again. Anthony Rendon, who has seven hits in his last two games, will lead off again.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Will Ryan Zimmerman play again this season?

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Zimmerman is going to try to get back on the field. After being almost completely shut down by a left oblique injury he suffered last week — the injury that’s kept him out of the Nationals lineup for six straight games now — Zimmerman started doing ab exercises, Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. He is not doing oblique exercises yet, though. The left side still bothers him when he coughs or rotates. Both are somewhat difficult to avoid in everyday life and baseball, respectively.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Nationals-Phillies discussion thread: Game 143

It was a quiet afternoon in Philadelphia as the Nationals prepared for their series with the Phillies, one they begin 9 1/2 games back of the Mets in the National League East. Bryce Harper is back in the lineup after his injury scare Sunday. Ryan Zimmerman still feels pain in his left side when he coughs, so he is not swinging or anything like it yet. Jordan Zimmermann pitches Monday, coming off a strong outing against in Tuesday’s gut-wrenching loss against the Mets. Clint Robinson is back with the Nationals after heading home for the birth of his first child this weekend. He’s playing...

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Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

Ryan Zimmerman is out of the Nationals lineup again Friday night, still nursing a sore left side that has kept him out of the lineup since Tuesday. The Nationals have not spoken to the severity of that injury, as Manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that the first baseman is day-to-day, but oblique trouble rarely takes a few days to subside.Read full article >>

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Taylor plays well in return to lineup; Zim rests foot

Michael Taylor returned to the lineup on Sunday with two hits and two RBI, while Ryan Zimmerman sat out with a foot injury.