Ryan Zimmerman expects to return Tuesday from right shoulder inflammation that convinced the Nationals to scratch roughly 30 minutes before the start of their 3-2 victory today over the Miami Marlins. Zimmerman received treatment during the game and will also sit tomorrow before a scheduled off day Monday. Zimmerman said he could have played – or even pinch-hit if the 10-inning game dragged on – but he and the Nationals both decided to take the precaution of not playing. Zimmerman has no structural damage in his shoulder, a team spokesman said. He said he has not had an MRI on his shoulder and has no plans to undergo the exam. Zimmerman had felt the inflammation for several days, a buildup from "just diving around and jamming it a little bit," he said. When Zimmerman tried to warm up today in the batting cage, he felt tight. After consulting with Manager Davey Johnson, he decided against playing.
Ryan Zimmerman expects to return Tuesday after the Nationals scratched him with shoulder inflammation
Washington Post | Apr 22