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Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on 15-Day DL, recall OF Brian Goodwin

Dusty Baker talked about the possibility of placing Ryan Zimmerman on the DL yesterday, today the Washington Nationals made the move. They called up Brian Goodwin to take Zim’s spot on the roster.

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Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the DL this afternoon, and the Washington Nationals called 2011 1st Round pick Brian Goodwin up to take Zimmerman’s spot on the major league roster.

Dusty Baker told reporters before last night that Zimmerman’s left wrist was still sore after he was hit by a pitch during the series finale of the Washington Nationals’ four-game set in San Francisco last weekend.

Baker was asked then if the team had given any consideration to placing Zimmerman on the DL if he was unavailable.

“Well, we haven’t talked about it,” Baker said.

“Naturally, the longer you go, the more you think about it. But so far, so good.

“I don’t know how long it’s been. Right now if it was retroactive it would be like maybe a week or something like that...”

Six days, actually.

This afternoon the Nationals officially placed Zimmerman on the 15-Day DL with a left wrist contusion, retroactive to August 1st.

In six games since he returned from a DL stint for a left rib cage strain, Zimmerman was 5 for 21, .238/.273/.286, with a double and four strikeouts.

Goodwin, 25, will be making his MLB debut when he gets into a game.

In 109 games at Triple-A Syracuse this season, the outfielder, who has seen time in all three spots in the outfield over his five minor league campaigns since the Nationals drafted him with the 34th overall pick in 2011, has put up a .284/.350/.434 line with 25 doubles, a triple, 11 HRs and 14 stolen bases in 451 plate appearances.