The Washington Excellent got what third baseman Ryan Zimmerman known as “the most effective news,” on Wednesday morning when an MRI done on his right shoulder didn’t reveal any significant damage.
The MRI, taken Tuesday in North Park, confirmed detecting the Nationals’ team doctors that there is some inflammation within the AC joint that's been leading to tenderness when Zimmerman hits. A cortisone shot, injected Saturday, hasn’t yet had the preferred effect but that, coupled with relaxation, may be the primary treatment.
He'll relaxation the shoulder yet another previous day testing it with striking on Thursday. If there isn’t enough improvement, the Excellent will send him to D.C. to get treatment from team medical director Wiemi Douoguih, including possibly another cortisone injection, along with a disabled list stint could be “more than likely,” Excellent manager Davey Manley stated.
“I think the key factor is there is nothing wrong with my shoulder,” Zimmerman stated. “That was great news. I do not think anybody really thought there is likely to be anything wrong but simply to make it happen and also have proof that there's no problem is satisfaction. Now it's only a matter of determining the mixture to have it to unwind. And when that's fine then I'll have the ability to play.”
If time around the disabled list is essential, Zimmerman might be put on it retroactive to Saturday, and qualified to come back May 6 for that Nationals’ Sunday Evening Baseball game on ESPN from the Philadelphia Phillies at Excellent Park. Candidates to exchange Zimmerman around the roster include right-handed infield/outfield prospect Tyler Moore, who's off and away to a hot start at Triple-A, and outfielder Brett Carroll, who had been lately outrighted to Triple-A. Carroll has been around Viera, Fla., focusing on his swing since he was designated for assignment on April 14, planning to become listed on Syracuse.
Manager Davey Manley also raised the title of uber-prospect Bryce Harper, striking .234 with six extra-base hits and something homer at Triple-A, but that possibility appears highly unlikely.
“I’ll address that after we discover tomorrow,” Manley stated, adding that his primary options at third base in Zimmerman’s absence may likely remain Steve Lombardozzi, Mark DeRosa and Chad tracy, who got the beginning on Wednesday.