Nationals reinstate Ryan Zimmerman

          The Washington Nationals today reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-Day Disabled List and placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 7, with a left radius fracture. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

          Zimmerman, 27, hit .224 (13-for-58) with four doubles, a home run and 7 RBI in 15 games for Washington before being placed on the DL on April 28 (retroactive to April 21) with right shoulder inflammation. The Nationals went 7-6 during Zimmerman’s stint on the DL.

          Werth, 32, was batting .276 (27-for-98) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI in 27 games for the Nationals before being injured while making a sliding catch in Sunday night’s series finale vs. Philadelphia.

          The trip to the DL is Werth’s first since 2008. He entered ’12 as one of just nine National Leaguers to play in at least 150 games in each of the previous three seasons (2009-11).