Ryan Zimmerman dealing with mild plantar fasciitis in his left heel


CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been dealing with a mild case of plantar fasciitis in his left heel and may need a day off soon. Zuckerman adds that Zimmerman has been bothered by his left heel over the last four or five days and it felt worse on Thursday.

Zimmerman, following a 1-for-4 performance on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals, has hit safely in seven out of his last eight games, including three consecutive multi-hit games entering Thursday’s action. Overall, he’s hitting .226/.304/.419 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 69 plate appearances.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

Jorge Soler
Associated Press

The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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