Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on 10-Day DL, replacement Mark Reynolds hits 2 HR’s in 2018 debut

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 13: Mark Reynolds #14 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run in the sixth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON– The Nationals have lost a longtime star to injury, but his replacement didn’t miss a beat.

The Nationals placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-Day Disabled List over the weekend, prompting the team to select veteran 1B Mark Reynolds‘ contract from the minor leagues.

Reynolds, 34, made his Nationals’ and season debut on Sunday by going 3 for 4 with 2 HR’s and 3 RBI’s in the team’s 6-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

While its unclear how long Zimmerman will be out, Reynolds may prove to be a surprise for the team while splitting at-bats with 1B Matt Adams.