Mar 16, 2014; Melbourne, FL, USA;Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) throws out a runner against the Detroit Tigers in spring training action at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Nationals Ryan Zimmerman dealing with serious shoulder injury?


The Washington Nationals have not exactly had good luck with the injury bug during the past few seasons, especially third baseman Ryan Zimmerman who often finds every season marred with multiple trips to the disabled list.

The same fate could be awaiting him not even a week into the season as Zimmerman is dealing with a shoulder injury which he claims has ‘never really felt like this’.

After leaving Saturday’s game with pain in his right shoulder, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is awaiting the results of an MRI exam as the team gets set to close out their series with the Braves in Washington. Zimmerman does not know his prognosis, but says he has a new level of discomfort since having arthroscopic surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder in October of 2012.

“It’s felt good sometimes, it’s felt bad sometimes, but it’s never really felt like this. That’s why I brought it to the attention of the coaches.”

That’s about the last thing anybody in the Nationals organization wanted to hear given Zimmerman’s history. Hopefully some rest will be the only remedy needed for Zimmerman, but that might be wishful thinking.

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