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Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman bats during batting practice before the Nationals' baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Washington. Zimmerman is on the disabled list with a broken thumb, and was recently cleared to swing a bat. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman bats during batting practice before the Nationals' baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Washington. Zimmerman is on the disabled list with a broken thumb, and was recently cleared to swing a bat. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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