By C. Trent Rosecrans
Joe Mauer may not be the only star returning tot he field this week -- Ryan Zimmerman, Magglio Ordonez and possibly Matt Holliday could all return this week, as well.
Zimmerman went 0 for 5 for Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, but is expected to join the Nationals on Tuesday for their series against the Cardinals, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Zimmerman hasn't played since April 9 and underwent abdominal surgery on May 3.
Zimmerman played six minor league games in his rehab, going 8 for 21 (.381) with three doubles and a triple, walking twice.
Ordonez is expected to return to the Tigers on Monday. He's hit .297 (11 for 37) with two homers in nine rehab games at Triple-A Toledo. Ordonez had ankle surgery in August and went on the DL in May because of the ankle.
"He feels he's ready to come up here and contribute," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Chris Iott of MLive.com.
Holliday may not go on a rehab assignment, telling Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he hopes to play Thursday at the Nationals, the day he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list after suffering a leg injury.
Holliday joined the team on Saturday in Milwaukee and took batting practice and went through a workout.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.