The veteran National's postseason availability will hinge on how he plays and his hamstring responds over the final week-plus.
Zimmerman went 1 for 7 in an intrasquad game and is expected to play seven innings in left field on Friday.
Nationals veteran Ryan Zimmerman is in Viera, Fla., rehabbing his hamstring injury, so he watched his teammates celebrate on TV.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a pair of doubles on Tuesday in an intrasquad game in Viera and could be eyeing a late-week return.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is starting Tuesday but will be monitored closely during the game.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper leaves after three innings and is replaced by Nate Schierholtz.
Ryan Zimmerman is in Viera, Fla., and if all goes well he could rejoin the Nationals by the end of the week.
Zimmerman will head to Viera on Sunday, work out there on Monday and begin rehab games on Tuesday.
Jayson Werth is feeling ill and also had some "dead legs" during Thursday night's game so he is resting. Ryan Zimmerman will face live batting practice on Monday.
Ryan Zimmerman traveled with the Nats to New York and could play in rehab games after the weekend.