WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals takes off his batting helmet after making the final out in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Nationals Park on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Houston won the game 11-4. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ryan Zimmerman Injury: Offseason Surgery Likely For Washington Third Baseman

Zimmerman received another cortisone shot prior to Wednesday's doubleheader against Los Angeles.

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Ryan Zimmerman Injury: Third Baseman Gets Cortisone Shot, Likely To Have Offseason Surgery

Ryan Zimmerman received another cortisone shot in his shoulder and manager Davey Johnson said it's likely the Nationals third baseman will need arthroscopic surgery after the season. Zimmerman has been bothered by the shoulder all season, but went on a tear at the plate earlier in the second half after receiving a cortisone shot. This will be the third such shot of the season for him, with the pain particularly acute in June.

The shoulder will keep him out of the second game in Washington's Wednesday doubleheader against the Dodgers.

In addition to Zimmerman, Johnson also said he'd likely play Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa, who are also battling injury issues, in just the first game. First pitch of the day is set for 4:05 p.m. ET at Nationals park.

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