Federal Baseball: Nationals place Zimmerman on the DL, call up Rendon
Zimmerman placed on the 15-day DL yesterday after an MRI on his sore hamstring. The assignment is retroactive to Thursday, April 18. He is not expected to miss more than fifteen days with this injury. Zimmerman had been off to a slow start this season, hitting .226/.311/.358 over 61 plate appearances prior to the injury.
To replace Zimmerman during his time on the DL, the Nationals have called up top prospect Anthony Rendon. Rendon created a buzz in the Nationals spring training camp this year, impressing many people around the team, including manager Davey Johnson. The 22-year-old was drafted out of
The injury to Zimmerman will give the Nationals a chance to further evaluate how well Rendon’s impressive skill set can translate to the majors at this point. He has hit very well in his brief pro career, with a .249/.391/.492 line but a number of injuries have limited him to just in his 225 plate appearance. He is expected to be the Nationals everyday third baseman in Zimmerman’s absence.