District Daily: Fedde Visits Nationals Park, Zimmerman Runs on Water Treadmill


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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First-round Draft pick Fedde visits Nationals Park

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Right-hander Erick Fedde was arguably the happiest person at Nationals Park early Tuesday afternoon. Signing his first professional contract with the Nationals is the main reason he is cheerful.

Fedde was a busy young man on this ay. Besides signing the contract, the right-hander went through his share of interviews, photo shoots and he even tried on his uniform. He will wear No. 14. He even had a brief conversation with right-hander Stephen Strasburg.

Fedde is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Strasburg, who went through the same procedure, told Fedde to trust the system, don’t rush to get back on the field and let things work themselves out. Read full article here.

Zimmerman runs on water treadmill

(Daniel Popper, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman (Grade 3 right hamstring strain) ran on a water treadmill Monday as the first step in his rehab and strengthening process, Nationals manager Matt Williams said. The third baseman reported feeling fine following the session.

“It’s really light. It’s just walking,” Williams said Tuesday. “But it’s more than you would normally do getting out of bed and getting in the car and driving to the ballpark.” Read full article here.

Slumping Harper lets out frustration vs. Mets

(Daniel Popper, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — In his third at-bat during Tuesday night’s 6-1 loss to the Mets at Nationals Park, Bryce Harper skied an 0-1 fastball from right-hander Zack Wheeler to deep left field. The pitch was located down and away, but Harper was able to square the barrel of his bat to the ball, sending it soaring toward the blue seats.

But the well-struck ball fell short, and left fielder Eric Campbell secured the catch on the warning track for the final out of the sixth inning as Harper rounded first base. In frustration, the left-handed slugger took off his helmet and smashed it to the ground. The sound could be heard around the stadium. Read full article here.