Nationals put Zimmerman on DL

Milwaukee, WI ( - The Washington Nationals have placed Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list due to a lingering foot injury that has contributed to the first baseman's struggles at the plate.

Zimmerman has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot for much of the season, during which the veteran infielder has recorded career lows with a .209 average and a .346 slugging percentage. He was mired in a 1-for-25 slump prior to sitting out Wednesday's series finale against the New York Yankees.

The 30-year-old's 34 RBI still ranks second to Bryce Harper among Nationals players in 2015.


Outfielder Matt den Dekker was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to fill the available roster spot.


Den Dekker, acquired from the New York Mets in late March in exchange for reliever Jerry Blevins, was hitting .234 with two homers, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases in 47 games with the Chiefs. The 27-year-old batted .250 with 11 doubles in 53 games with the Mets last season.


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