Nationals reinstate Ryan Zimmerman

The Washington Nationals today reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day Disabled List (hamstring). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Zimmerman, 29, returns to the Nationals’ active roster after missing 55 games with a right hamstring strain, suffered July 22 at Colorado.

In 53 games this season, Zimmerman has hit .282 with a .345 on-base percentage and a .456 slugging percentage. While spending time at third base, first base and in left field, the Nationals’ veteran has clubbed 24 extra-base hits (five home runs) and driven in 36 runs.

This is the second Disabled List stint of the season for Zimmerman. After returning from a fractured right thumb on June 3, Zimmerman started 43 games for the Nationals, including a scorching hot month of July in which he hit .362 with a .418 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging percentage before his hamstring injury.

Zimmerman’s return gives the Nationals 35 players on their active roster.