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Washington Nationals activate 1B Ryan Zimmerman

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The Sports Xchange
Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was activated from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday.

Zimmerman (ribcage) had been sidelined since July 7.

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The Nationals also activated left-hander Sammy Solis (knee) from the disabled list, and optioned outfielder Michael Taylor and right-hander Lucas Giolito to Triple-A Syracuse.

Zimmerman, 31, is experiencing the worst season of his career. He entered Tuesday's contest with 12 homers and 38 RBIs while batting a career-low .221.

Solis has a 2.43 ERA in 25 games for Washington.

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