The Washington Nationals will send star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to the 15-day disabled list, according to a tweet from the team’s public relations account. The team will recall top prospect Bryce Harper who will make his debut Saturday.
On Sat., the Nationals will place 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day DL & recall OF Bryce Harper, who will make his MLB debut at Dodger Stadium
— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) April 27, 2012
Zimmerman has been battling a shoulder injury for the past week. It was recently reported that the discomfort was caused by a A/C joint issue in his throwing arm. The injury reportedly only hurts when Zimmerman swings a bat. Harper, 19, was the Nationals top pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. In 20 games at Triple-A this season he has hit .250/.333/.375 with one home run and three RBI. Last year in his first professional season he hit .27/.392/.501 with 17 home runs and 58 RBI.