Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played left field in the Nationals' instrasquad game Wednesday.
He did not play any third base. It's another strong indication that Zimmerman, who missed all of August and most of September with a torn hamstring, will be used off the bench in the NLDS against the Giants.
Yasmany Tomas' agent Jay Alou tweeted Thursday that his client has been declared an MLB free agent.
Tomas was officially cleared for employment in the United States last month and now Major League Baseball has given him the go-ahead to sign with a team. The 23-year-old corner outfielder from Cuba is expected to command more than $100 million on the open market. He has drawn heavy interest from the Phillies, Mets, Rangers, Padres, Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Giants.
Jordan Zimmermann will start for the Nationals in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants.
No surprise here. Zimmermann no-hit the Marlins in his final regular-season start on Sunday and will face off against Tim Hudson this Saturday in the nation's capital. Washington will toss Stephen Strasburg in Game 1 on Friday and Doug Fister in Game 3 on Monday. If a Game 4 is necessary, Gio Gonzalez will get the nod.
Kyle Lobstein is on the Tigers' active roster for their ALDS matchup against the Orioles.
Lobstein surrendered six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in his final regular-season start, finishing with a rough 4.35 ERA, but the Tigers want him around in the best-of-five Division Series as a long relief option. Jim Johnson, Tyler Collins, and Blaine Hardy did not make the Tigers' roster for the ALDS.
Rajai Davis (groin) is on the Tigers' ALDS roster.
That's not a surprise, but it still remains to be seen whether he can start in Game 1 on Thursday night in Baltimore. Davis suffered a Grade 1 groin strain last weekend. He ran and played catch Wednesday.