KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had been scheduled to play against the Astros on Wednesday but was scratched because of "body soreness." Will Rhymes started in his place.
Manager Matt Williams didn't say when Zimmerman will return to action, indicating that Zimmerman experienced the soreness while working out at first base on Monday and Tuesday. It's still not known when Zimmerman will play first base in a game; Williams wants to make sure he is comfortable there.
"He has been working at first, he is doing other things, turning different ways than he is used to turning. He is good, though," Williams said.
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