The Nationals second baseman got into a verbal altercation with an umpire for a non-traditional reason Tuesday night.
The Nationals drafted seven pitchers with eight picks Tuesday.
The Nationals' first baseman is back in the cleanup spot Tuesday night.
The bullpen struggles have taken a toll, and will do so until the Nationals can address the problem.
The Nationals once again hunted first-round value and hope they have it in a troubled left-hander with some of the best swing-and-miss stuff in the draft.
Gott had a 3.30 ERA in 30 innings for Class AAA Syracuse.
Zimmerman's absence has caused Dusty Baker to go away from his usual lineup, including hitting Bryce Harper second.
Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman lead at second and first base, respectively.
A collection of things to think about as the Nationals begin this year's draft Monday night.
Taking a look ahead at some things to think about with the Braves coming to town this week.