Washington Nationals star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman broke his right thumb in fifth inning of the Nationals 6-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday night. The 29 year old jammed the finger after diving back to second base on a pickoff. He will miss 4-6 weeks, according to the Nationals.
On the season, Zimmerman has hit .364/.405/.636 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI, being one of the main cogs in the Nationals offensive attack. His injury adds to the many losses the Nationals have suffered. Denard Span was placed on the seven day disabled list due to a concussion, Jayson Werth has a strained groin and can only pinch-hit, and Wilson Ramos is expected to miss one to two months with left hand surgery. Not to mention, Doug Fister has not started a game due to a strained lat.
The Nationals main infield depth will come from Kevin Frandsen, who has signed on with the team following being released from the Phillies; Danny Espinosa, who was a starter for the Nationals in 2012; and Tyler Moore, who has played his share of first base in the past. They are also expected to call up a minor leaguer to provide o