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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nationals Injury Update: Jordan Zimmermann MRI shows no structural damage


By on 7/12/2014 11:47:00 PM

After a hard-fought 5-3 victory in ten innings over the Philadelphia Phillies that kept the Washington Nationals tied for first place in the NL East, the team announced more good news re: right-hander Jordan Zimmermann
As reported yesterday, Zimmermann was pulled from Friday's game in the fourth inning when he signalled to trainers that something was amiss. The injury forced Zimmermann, who was the Nationals lone representative on the 2014 NL All-Star Team, to withdraw from the event. He is 6-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 starts.



Zimmerman, 28, was drafted by the Nationals in 2007 (2nd round) and made his debut April 20, 2009. He was also named to the 2013 All-Star Team, leading the league with 19 wins, together with a 3.25 ERA, four complete games and two complete game shutouts. He underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2009, and his recovery/rehab and innings limits in 2011 were the model for his more famous rotation-mate, Stephen Strasburg, a year later. Zimmermann is signed to a two-year 2 yrs/$24 million contract through 2015 after which he is eligible for free agency.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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