Nationals 3B Zimmerman back after missing 58 games
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals reinstated All-Star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list Tuesday after he missed 58 games because of an injured abdominal muscle.
Zimmerman was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment in the minors and was in the starting lineup against St. Louis.
The Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen to Triple-A Syracuse.
Zimmerman hit .357 with one home run and four RBIs in eight games before being sidelined. He had been on the disabled list since April 10 and had surgery on May 3 to repair a tear on his left side.