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Zimmerman has led the Nationals’ offensive charge the past two months, benefiting from the returns of Michael Morse, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond as Washington can finally field a healthy lineup.

Since his shot, the team is averaging almost 5 runs, compared to 3.79 in the 69 contests before it. His shoulder has become a nonissue, just as he had hoped.

“He looks fine to me,” Johnson said. “He hasn’t complained, and I haven’t seen him getting a whole lot of treatment. He’s swinging the bat good.”