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Jim Riggleman checks out Jordan Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann suffered his first setback in terms of results in a rehab start Monday night, but Manager Jim Riggleman used the Nationals' off day to see him pitch and came away convinced Zimmermann remains on track physically.

Before Monday, Zimmermann's rehab starts, the final stage in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, had been virtually flawless. In 13 innings, he had surrendered an earned run or walk. In his first start with Class A Hagerstown, Zimmermann was tuned up for six earned runs in five innings. Riggleman, after his up-close look, was not worried.

"He threw the ball good yesterday," Riggleman said. "I talked to him after the game, and he said he really felt good. My concern is just that he feels good. His arm feels good. His delivery looked good. He didn't get the results yesterday that he would have liked. I know he's encouraged by how his arm feels. He's moving forward."

Zimmermann, Riggleman said, will make his next rehab start for Class AA Harrisburg, which would be the highest level he has pitched at yet. The Nationals plan for Zimmermann to join them in the first half of August, and last night's rough outing did not change that.

"I'm sure he'll be with us," Riggleman said. "I don't know that it'll be a couple weeks, but I hope it is. It might be later than that. But he's healthy. And when he's healthy, he's one of our best guys."

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 6:29 PM ET
Categories:  Jordan Zimmermann , Pitching rotation  | Tags: Jordan Zimmermann  
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Comments

Can someone introduce the word "well" to baseball professionals???

Just ONE time, I'd love to hear a baseball player say, "He threw well today" or "I played pretty well."

Posted by: cmecyclist | July 28, 2010 6:12 AM | Report abuse

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