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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Ryan Zimmerman's oblique issue a 'non-factor'

The Nationals are rolling out of Viera, headed to Jupiter for today’s game against the Marlins. Ryan Zimmerman will be staying behind, sitting out his third straight game as he waits for his slightly hurt oblique muscle to fully heal. Zimmerman is not concerned in the least. The ailment is a “non-factor,” Zimmerman said, and “if it was the regular season, I would have played every single day.”

Last year, Zimmerman missed the final two weeks of the season with an oblique injury. This latest tweak is not the same kind of injury, nor is it in the same spot. “It’s not anything close to that,” Zimmerman said. “It’s really a non-factor.”

Not sure on a lineup for the game yet, but these are the position players - including Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth - making the trip to Jupiter:

Jesus Flores

Ivan Rodriguez

Jhonathan Solano

Michael Aubrey

Brian Bixler

Alex Cora

Danny Espinosa

Alberto Gonzalez

Adam LaRoche

Chris Marrero

Roger Bernadina

Jeff Frazier

Bryce Harper

Michael Morse

Laynce Nix

Matt Stairs

Jonathan Van Every

Jayson Werth

Stephen Lombardozzi (extra player from minor league camp)

*It looks like Werth is not heading to Jupiter. He was on the list to go, but he’s still here in Viera as the bus is already gone. Not sure what the deal is there. My guess is it’s no big thing. Something to check in Jupiter.

And these are the traveling pitchers:

Jason Marquis (starter)

Craig Stammen

Todd Coffey

Doug Slaten

Josh Wilkie

Ryan Mattheus

Tim Wood

Brad Peacock (extra player from minor league camp)

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