"Things are coming along. I'm going day by day," Zimmerman said. "I have six or seven days before I'm allowed to come off [the disabled list]. I haven't done anything to talk about. But [the rib cage] feels good."
Zimmerman first noticed the problem with his rib cage in his third at-bat against the Brewers on July 6, a game in which he went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.
"It wasn't a bad injury," Zimmerman said. "Having the All-Star break at this time kind of helped out. But I'm trying to get healthy and come back. The second half is the fun half to be a part of. The team is playing great. I just want to get healthy, come back and help this team win."
Bill Ladson has covered the Nationals/Expos for MLB.com since 2002 and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.