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

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Williams eyeing September return for Zimmerman

(Daniel Popper, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that his gut feeling for the return of injured third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is “sometime in September.” It’s been nearly a month since Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain running to first base in Colorado.

“Sometime in September. When? I don’t know, but sometime in September,” Williams said. “I don’t think anything would happen until after [Sept. 1], because he still hasn’t gone [through] the full gamut of tests. And then he would have to have some time to play.” Read full article here.

Souza hoping to start rehab assignment

(Daniel Popper, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (left AC joing sprain) said he could start his Minor League rehab assignment as soon as Thursday, pending no setbacks.

The prospect has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 10 after crashing dangerously into the right-field wall at Turner Field two days earlier. Read full article here.

Asdrubal Cabrera fits in fast after joining Nationals

(Chase Hughes, Washington Times)

Since Asdrubal Cabrera arrived in Washington on Aug. 1 — a day after he was acquired at the 2014 non-waiver trade deadline — the Nationals have gone 13-5 overall and 11-4 with him in the lineup. He has reached base at a .348 clip since joining the Nationals and has eight RBI and seven runs in 15 games.

On Sunday, Cabrera sent the Nats and Pirates to extra innings with an RBI single to tie it up in the bottom of the ninth. He also swung a double play ball behind his back in the eighth inning for the top play on SportsCenter that night.

On Tuesday, Cabrera cleared the bases in the third with a three-RBI double off Arizona starter Chase Anderson. It blew the game open between the Nationals and Diamondbacks in an eventual 8-1 Washington win. Read full article here.

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