Ryan Zimmerman hoping to rejoin Nationals for final week

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Ryan Zimmerman’s recovery from a hamstring injury has advanced to the Nationals third baseman going through a full workout at the team’s spring training complex in Florida and Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that he’s been cleared to play in simulated games.

It’s unclear how much the Nationals are expecting from Zimmerman if/when he does return, although manager Matt Williams has indicated that the longtime third baseman could be a part-time player who moves around the diamond to play multiple positions.

He last played on July 22 and previously missed time with shoulder problems that have plagued him, but he did hit .282 with five homers and an .802 OPS in 53 games when healthy enough to be in the lineup.