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Report: Ryan Zimmerman to undergo MRI following early exit vs. Rockies

Report: Ryan Zimmerman to undergo MRI following early exit vs. Rockies Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman could be headed for the disabled list once the results come back from his upcoming MRI, according to a tweet from MASN's Nationals sideline reporter Dan Kolko. 

Zimmerman exited early in Tuesday's 7-4 win in Colorado after pulling a muscle in his right leg while running down the first base line. He was trying to beat a 6-4-3 double play but tumbled to the dirt when his right leg gave out. Manager Matt Williams and head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz came out onto the field and Zimmerman was able to walk off with the help of Kuntz. 

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In his place, Danny Espinosa came out and played second base while Anthony Rendon moved to take over Zimmerman's spot at third. 

Zimmerman already missed 44 games due to a fractured thumb, so the news Tuesday could be another setback for the 29-year-old former All-Star.

He's been hot as of late, batting .312 since June 17. 

- Marc Weinreich 

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