Ryan Zimmerman a consideration for Nationals’ NLDS Game 3 lineup

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Per MASN’s Dan Kolko, Nationals manager Matt Williams said on Sunday that he is considering inserting Ryan Zimmerman into Monday’s lineup for NLDS Game 3 against the Giants. They’ll be facing lefty Madison Bumgarner, so the right-handed-hitting Zimmerman helps give the Nationals a platoon advantage.

Zimmerman is 1-for-2 with a single in the NLDS thus far. The 30-year-old returned from the disabled list on September 20 after missing most of the season with a fractured right thumb followed by a strained right hamstring. He played a few innings at first base while making four starts in left field.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.