Oblique injury forces hot Ryan Zimmerman out of lineup

Ryan Zimmerman and his hot bat will have to rest over at least the next couple days after the Washington Nationals first baseman sustained an injury in Monday’s game.

Manager Matt Williams told reporters Tuesday that Zimmerman sustained tightness in his left oblique on a swing he took Monday.

Williams listed him as day-to-day.

"He took a swing yesterday and hurt himself on the left side, so he’s got some oblique soreness, trying to calm that down as much as we can today," Williams said Tuesday. "Right now he’s day-to-day, he’s not in there tonight. … Pretty sore today."

Zimmerman has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot this season, which has done nothing to help him get into a consistent offensive rhythm. Now, he will be tasked with reclaiming his hot-hitting ways upon returning from his current oblique injury.

The 30-year-old first baseman is currently riding an 11-game hit streak in which he is batting .435/.417/.913 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 46 at-bats.

"It’s a tough one, because certainly he’s been as hot as anybody, playing really well, helping us win games," Williams said. "It’s unfortunate that something like that would happen. We hope that it’s just a tweak and he would be ready to go hopefully tomorrow, but right now, we don’t know that."

(h/t Washington Post)

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