Nationals Place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with strained left hamstring, the Washington Nationals announced Saturday.

To Nationals called up prized infield prospect Anthony Rendon from Double-A Harrisburg to take Zimmerman’s place.

Rendon, who the Nationals selected with the sixth pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, is hitting .292 with two homers, seven RBIs and a .462 on-base-percentage this season.

Zimmerman is hitting .226 with one homer and 11 RBIs this season.

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