Washington Nationals third baseman and Face of the Franchise Ryan Zimmerman will miss "a couple days" according to reports this morning with an aggravation of an abdominal strain he suffered during spring training attempting to slide headfirst into second base in Saturday night's 8-4 loss to the New York Mets.
The team has indicated that Zimmerman will be re-evaluated Tuesday before the six-game homestand with the Phillies and Brewers.
Alex Cora will start at third in Zimmerman's absence for today's 1:10 pm game.
NATIONALS: Desmond-6, Ankiel-8, Werth-9, LaRoche-3, Morse-7, Espinosa-4, Pudge-2, Cora-5, Marquis-1.
METS: Reyes-6, Harris-7, Wright-5, Davis-3, Pagan-8, Duda-9, Emaus-4, Thole-2, Young-1.