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Zimmerman gets defensive chances in left field

WASHINGTON -- Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made this third straight rehab start for Class A Potomac on Sunday afternoon, his second in left field.

Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a single and a double, along with two RBIs. Manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman had three chances in the outfield -- one of which was a fly ball -- and ran the bases effectively. Williams said Zimmerman got into a rundown and slid headfirst without any issues.

Zimmerman fractured his thumb on April 12, sliding headfirst back into second base against the Braves.

"No problems," Williams said. "No more rundowns, though."

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for He also can be found on Twitter @danielrpopper.
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