Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the team announced on Monday.
Zimmerman, 34, missed two months between late April and late June with the same condition. In just 33 games this season, the veteran is batting .246/.311/.390 with three home runs and 15 RBI.
Matt Adams and Howie Kendrick will handle first base in Zimmerman’s absence, just as they did earlier in the season. Adams has a .779 OPS and 15 home runs in 201 plate appearances this season while Kendrick has a .911 OPS and 12 homers in 246 PA.
Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that Nationals reliever Hunter Strickland suffered an injury in the weight room on Tuesday. A bar apparently struck the right side of Strickland’s face. He underwent X-rays at PNC Park. [Update: It was initially reported Strickland went off-site for X-rays.]
Strickland, 30, has been terrific for the Nationals since joining them following a trade from the Mariners on July 31. The right-hander has allowed just one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings of work.
The Nationals should provide an update on Strickland’s status later tonight.