Giants draft Wilson in first round

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Giants draft Wilson in first round

Former Virginia Tech tailback David Wilson was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday night when the New York Giants took him with the final pick of the round, No. 32 overall.

Wilson, who was the 2011 ACC player of the year and a second-team All-American by The Associated Press, became the first Hokie player drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2008 when the Houston Texans selected offensive tackle Duane Brown with the 26th pick. Wilson became the ninth Tech player ever to be selected in the first round.

The Danville, Va., native was the seventh first-round selection in head coach Frank Beamer's tenure. He became the 83rd player drafted overall since Beamer took over in Blacksburg.

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Kim begins two-day rehab assignment at Bowie

Kim begins two-day rehab assignment at Bowie

BALTIMORE—Hyun Soo Kim is in Bowie on Sunday. He’ll be the designated hitter on Sunday for the Baysox and will be left field on Monday. 

Kim, who is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, and before he went on his rehab assignment, manager Buck Showalter carefully explained the circumstances to him.

At the end of spring training, the Orioles wanted to send Kim to Norfolk, and he refused. His contract allows him to refuse minor league assignments. 

“I wanted him to understand [that] he’s coming back. I explained the whole DL, how it works,” Showalter said.

If everything works well, Kim will be activated on Tuesday. 

NOTES: J.J. Hardy is being rested on Sunday. Showalter hopes that Matt Wieters (foot) returns on Monday or Tuesday.  … DJ Stewart, the Orioles’ first round draft choice in 2015, left Saturday’s game in Frederick with a strained pectoral muscle. He’s day-to-day.

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Zimmerman after minor league rehab games: 'I think I'm good to go'

Zimmerman after minor league rehab games: 'I think I'm good to go'

Having landed five hits already in three minor league rehab games, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is on track to return to the Nationals on Tuesday when they hit the road to play at the Cleveland Indians.

The 12-year MLB veteran believes that by Tuesday he'll not only be ready to return, but to play every day.

"I think I'm good to go," Zimmerman said. "I feel good. I didn't take that much time off, but it was good to get down there and get some at-bats. I'll be ready to come help this team out in the second half."

Zimmerman, who is recovering from a left rib cage strain, played Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the Single-A Potomac Nationals. He went 5-for-12 with a home run, five RBI, a double and four runs scored.

The Nats wanted the 31-year-old to play three games and he came out of them feeling no complications from his injury.

"Everything feels good," Zimmerman said. "When I come back, I will be ready to go."

Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 7. He sustained the injury the day before during an at-bat against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Zimmerman is hitting .221/.284/.402 with 12 homers and 38 RBI in 74 games this season.

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Harper gets the day off as Nats aim for series win against Padres

Harper gets the day off as Nats aim for series win against Padres

Nationals (58-40) vs. Padres (42-56) at Nationals Park

The Nationals rallied to win Saturday night's game in walkoff fashion on Stephen Drew's RBI triple. On Sunday, they will look to win the rubber match and take their season series against the San Diego Padres.

Top prospect Lucas Giolito (0-0, 4.70) will make his third MLB start for the Nationals. He gave up four earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings against the Mets his last time out.

Lefty Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) will start for the Padres. He lost to the Nats on June 17 when he gave up six earned in six innings in San Diego.

Bryce Harper gets the day off with Chris Heisey in at right field. Ben Revere is also off with Michael Taylor in center.

First pitch: 1:35 p.m.
TV: CBS-9, MASN
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Starting pitchers: Nats - Lucas Giolito vs. Padres - Christian Friedrich

NATS

2B Trea Turner
LF Jayson Werth
2B Daniel Murphy
C Wilson Ramos
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Chris Heisey
CF Michael Taylor
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Lucas Giolito

PADRES

CF Travis Jankowski
1B Wil Myers
RF Matt Kemp
3B Yangervis Solarte
LF Corey Dickerson
2B Ryan Schimpf
SS Alexei Ramirez
C Derek Norris
LHP Christian Friedrich