District Daily: Zimmermann Likely to Avoid DL Stint, Storen and Stammen Get Gloves Clipped


Jul 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher

Jordan Zimmermann

(27) leaves the game during the fourth inning with an injury in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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Zimmermann likely to avoid DL stint

(Bill Ladson and Daniel Popper, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will not go on the disabled list after suffering a right biceps strain last Friday against the Phillies. The All-Star break allowed Zimmermann to rest his arm, and he was able to long toss with the Nats on Thursday.

The next order of business for Zimmermann will be to have a bullpen session Saturday at Nationals Park. If the session goes well, Zimmermann will likely pitch Tuesday against the Rockies in Colorado. Read full article here.

Storen, Stammen get gloves clipped on the hill

(Bill Ladson and Daniel Popper, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Around two weeks ago, the Nationals, along with the rest of Major League Baseball, received a memo from the league regarding the length of laces on pitchers’ gloves.

The league stated the long laces provided an unfair advantage in situations where pitchers were covering bases — home plate, for example. If a play goes to replay review and the umpire sees the glove laces touch the base runner, the umpire must rule that baserunner out. So MLB started a directive to eliminate this potential flaw in the game. Read full article here.

Rendon: Baseball on TV too boring


Anthony Rendon, one of the biggest snubs from this year’s Midsummer Classic, evidently isn’t too disappointed about spending the All-Star break at home.

The Washington Nationals star infielder said he didn’t even watch Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

“I don’t watch baseball (on television) — it’s too long and boring,” Rendon said in a recent interview with the Washington Post. Read full article here.