Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is aiming to return to the Nationals’ starting lineup on Sunday night.
Zimmerman has been sidelined since April 21 with a sore right shoulder. But he played catch Tuesday and should begin hitting soon. “As long as I take groundballs and throw and stay in shape, hitting takes only two days,” the third baseman told reporters. The Nats are scheduled to take on the rival Phillies on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.