The Washington Nationals have hung in there despite Ryan Zimmerman's injury. Soon, they will get to see just how good they can be with their slugger in the lineup. Zimmerman is expected to resume baseball activities on Tuesday, according to CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman. He will have a short stint in the minor leagues before coming back to the Majors.
Zimmerman went on the disabled list on April 9 after re-aggravating an abdominal strain while sliding into second base. He could have been activated on Sunday, but the Nationals didn't believe he was ready. Instead, the team will evaluate his throwing on Tuesday at Nationals Park and determine the best course of action.
The Nationals are 10-10 this season despite playing most of the time without Zimmerman. It stands to reason that they should improve with Zimmerman back in the lineup. Then again, Zimmerman is just one piece, and the other pieces could surely fall off.