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Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann did not have his scheduled bullpen session on Friday because he continues to have tightness in his right elbow. He will have an MRI soon to determine the seriousness of the injury.
The Nationals were hoping that Zimmermann could pitch on Tuesday against the Braves, but that plan has been put on hold.
“He just came in and he feels a little something there. We are concerned [enough] to not let him throw in the bullpen,” interim manager Jim Riggleman said. “He wants to pitch. But with where we are at, we are going to get him looked at again, get some pictures taken. Hopefully, he will be pitching.”
In other news, outfielder Austin Kearns had tissue removed from his injured right thumb in Baltimore. He will be re-evaluated on Monday to determined how long he will be out for.
Outfielder Roger Bernadina, who is on the DL because of a fractured right ankle, will not play in a big league game anytime soon. Although the bone in the ankle has healed, Bernadina feels a lot of soreness. There’s no timetable on when he will play in a Major League game again.
Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman was scratched from Friday’s lineup because of bunions on his feet. So manager Jim Riggleman put Alberto Gonzalez at shortstop and Willie Harris at second base against the Cubs.
It’s not the first time Guzman has had foot problems. He missed an exhibition game during Spring Training because of athlete’s foot.
“He said it’s something that crops up every year. It was really sore today,” Riggleman said about Guzman. “He thinks he might be OK tomorrow or the next day, whichever. It’s basically day to day. It’s too tender to do much on him today.”
Guzman was not available for comment.
In other news, outfielder Roger Bernadina continues to recover from his fractured right ankle. While he is able to walk on the ankle, Bernadina continues to have problems running and doing outfield drills. He acknowledged that ankle is still sore.
Bernadina hurt the ankle on April 18 after making a great catch in center field against the Marlins.
Nationals manager Manny Acta said right-hander Jesus Colome will be available to pitch on Sunday even though he suffered a right quad strain the day before. It helped that Colome had a bullpen session in front of Acta and acting general manager Mike Rizzo and didn’t feel any pain.
In fact, Colome entered the game in the sixth inning against the Blue Jays and didn’t allow a run.
Outfielder Roger Bernadina, on the disabled list because of a right fractured ankle, is no longer wearing a walking boot and started to playing catch on Saturday.
Rizzo said Bernadina will need a significant amount of at-bats before he returns to the Major Leagues. That return could be sometime in September.
Nationals center fielder Roger Bernadina had to leave Saturday’s game against the Marlins because of a fractured right ankle suffered in the top of the eighth inning.
After the game, Bernadina was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He is expected to miss at least two months — maybe more.
With Nationals left-hander Joe Beimel on the mound, Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla hit the ball to deep center field. Bernadina made a nice running catch before slamming into the wall and hurting his ankle.
Right fielder Austin Kearns was seen calling for help, and Manager Manny Acta and head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz came to Bernadina’s aid. A few minutes later, Acta helped Bernadina into an ambulance.
“When [Bernadina] asked to get help to walk off the field, I knew it was bad,” Acta said. “It’s a [fractured ankle]. We’ll have more information, but he is going to be out for a while.”
Meanwhile, the Nationals will recall outfielder Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Syracuse.