Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is currently recovering from a right thumb injury as he’s currently into his fifth week of what should have been a four-six week stay on the disabled list.
According to the Nationals, the X-ray on Zimmerman’s right thumb revealed that it’s still not fully healed yet. He underwent an X-ray on his fractured thumb on Monday and the results were very disappointing.
“It’s not really throwing. It puts his thumb in a position where he can start working his arm, which is good. It’s what he needs to do. [The thumb] is not fully healed, so [the doctors] are cautious.” Washington Nationals skipper Matt Williams told reporters.
Zimmerman was rumored to be learning how to play the outfield, but he quickly shut down those talks shortly after they began. There’s no promising that Zimmerman will continue to be Washington’s everyday third baseman once he returns – so the team will more than likely start weighing their options.
You can either stick with Zimmerman at third base, wait for a prospect to come up and take over the role – or you could end up making a trade for a Major League ready corner man before the deadline.