Jul 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman (11) reacts after getting injured running out a single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

District Daily: Ryan Zimmerman, Doug Fister and Kevin Frandsen Injuries

The injury bug is biting the Nationals again, but the injuries don’t seem too severe this time around. Check up on them in this morning’s District Daily.

Zimmerman exits game early with leg injury

(Nick Kosmider, MLB.com)

DENVER — An RBI groundout from Ryan Zimmerman came at a price Tuesday.

The Nationals third baseman beat out a double-play throw to first on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, but as he made his final stride, Zimmerman tripped awkwardly over the bag and appeared to injure his right leg.

A limping Zimmerman was helped off the field and replaced by pinch-runner Danny Espinosa. Read full article here.

Fister, Frandsen both OK after twisting ankles

(Nick Kosmider, MLB.com)

DENVER — The Nationals may be starting to catch breaks on the injury front that weren’t falling their way earlier this season.

Right-hander Doug Fister and utility player Kevin Frandsen suffered twisted ankles during Monday’s 7-2 win over the Rockies, but outside of some general soreness, both players were fine Tuesday.

Fister twisted his ankle in the sixth inning as he maneuvered to avoid a hit up the middle by Carlos Gonzalez. He exited the game later in the inning with two outs and the bases loaded. Read full article here.

Desmond named Nats’ Heart and Hustle Award winner

(Nick Kosmider, MLB.com)

DENVER — Nationals fans who watch Ian Desmond dirty his uniform with hard slides on the basepaths and dives in the infield won’t be surprised by the honor bestowed upon the shortstop Tuesday.

Desmond was that Nationals’ recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for players who “demonstrate a passion for baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.”

Desmond, who tied a career high with five hits Monday in the Nationals’ 7-2 win over the Rockies, also was Washington’s winner of the award in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Read full article here.

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Tags: Danny Espinosa Doug Fister Ian Desmond Kevin Frandsen Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals

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