Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Washington Nationals activated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and he was in the starting lineup in the weekend series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rookie third baseman Anthon Rendon was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg of the Eastern League. Zimmerman had been on the disabled list since April 18 with a strained left hamstring and the Nationals were 6-8 in his absence. He played in one game for high Class A Potomac on an injury rehabilitation assignment, going 0 for 3 on Wednesday against Carolina. ''I really only needed to play one game just to test the hamstring, make sure I could run out a ground ball or charge a slow roller,'' Zimmerman said. ''I only missed three days of (batting practice), so it wasn't like I needed a lot of at-bats to get my timing back.'' Zimmerman went into Friday' game with a .226 batting average, 61 points below his .287 career mark. He had one home run in 15 games but his 11 RBI were tied with Bryce ...
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