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Ailing Zimmerman gets a break

Updated: August 4, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday night against Florida because of a sore left shoulder.

Zimmerman was hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton in the sixth inning of Monday's 8-4 victory over Pittsburgh. The soreness apparently got worse as the night went on, even though Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

Interim manager Jim Riggleman said the decision was made to give Zimmerman a break, and both ...

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