The Nationals activate two important pieces from the disabled list

Nationals receive two valuable returns

Sean Doolittle and Ryan Zimmerman were activated.

Sean Doolittle and Ryan Zimmerman were activated. | AP

The Nationals reactivated left-hander Sean Doolittle and initialist Ryan Zimmerman from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday.

The capitalists also reactivated the rights Austin Voth and Jeremy Hellickson, raised the receiver Raudy Read from Triple-A Fresno, infielder Adrián Sanchez and gardener Andrew Stevenson from Double-A Harrisburg.

Doolittle, 32, ranks third in the National League with 28 saves. In 54 games prior to his period on the disabled list, Doolittle registered a 6-4 and 4.33 mark of effectiveness with 59 strikeouts and 13 bases for balls in 52 innings thrown.

Zimmerman, 34, returns to the active roster after missing 36 games with plantar fasciitis on his right foot. In nine games before being disabled on July 22, Zimmerman hit 36-12 (.333) with five doubles, four RBIs and five scored. He hit unstoppable in eight of nine games.

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