Updated at 5:51 p.m.
Ryan Zimmerman's long road back from a broken thumb suddenly looks a lot shorter.
Nationals manager Matt Williams gave several injury updates before Wednesday's game against the Reds, most notably the team's plans for Adam LaRoche to complete a minor league rehab assignment thi
Doug Fister completed his first minor league rehab assignment on Sunday afternoon with the Single-A Potomac Nationals, throwing 59 pitches across four innings.
Each of the Nationals' four minor minor league affiliates begin their seasons on Thursday. Here is a look at their rosters for 2014:
Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs