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Ryan Zimmerman | Third Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
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Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in his return to the Nationals' lineup on Monday.
Zimmerman missed two days after jamming his left shoulder Saturday. Mar 30 - 5:13 PM

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Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) will take batting practice on Sunday.

Zimmerman banged up his left shoulder on a diving attempt Saturday, but there appears to be no concern, as he's expected back in the lineup Monday. The Nationals can't afford any more injuries to their regulars.
Mar 29 - 9:56 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-3 days after jamming his left shoulder on a diving play in Friday's Grapefruit League contest.

The Nationals don't believe that the injury is serious and do not have an MRI scheduled. Zimmerman remains fully confident that he will be in the team's lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 9:16 AM

Ryan Zimmerman doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs in the Nationals' 9-2 rout of the Tigers on Wednesday.

Now a full-time first baseman, Zimmerman seems poised for a better season. He hit 25 homers in 2012 and 26 in 2013 before struggling with injuries last year, and with one more year of third-base eligibility in fantasy leagues, he looks like a nice value pick.
Mar 11 - 4:40 PM

Ryan Zimmerman said Saturday that his health is good and that he has been working out for the past couple of weeks.

Zimmerman was sidelined for a large portion of the 2014 season due to a right hamstring injury, and is no longer expected to handle third base defensively. It sounds as though he'll be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training where he'll prepare to become the Nationals everyday first baseman.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Ryan Zimmerman acknowledged Thursday that his right hamstring was "hurt enough not to play" in the Nationals' four-game NLDS loss to the Giants.

Zimmerman appeared as a pinch-hitter in all four games of the series, but he did not make a start. "I think if it was good enough, I would have played," said the 30-year-old third baseman and corner outfielder. "We would have maybe found a place to put me." Zimmerman suffered series damage to his right hamstring on July 22 and didn't return to the Nationals' active roster until September 20.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is again absent from the Nationals' lineup Monday for Game 4 of the NLDS versus the Giants.

It's pretty apparent by now that Zimmerman's hamstring isn't close to 100 percent health. He hasn't started a single game in this best-of-five. The full Nats lineup for Game 4 against Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong: Denard Span CF, Anthony Rendon 3B, Jayson Werth RF, Adam LaRoche 1B, Ian Desmond SS, Bryce Harper LF, Wilson Ramos C, Asdrubal Cabrera 2B, Gio Gonzalez SP.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday versus the Giants.

There had been some thought that the Nats might try Zimmerman at first base or in left field against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, but it's not happening. Here's the full batting order for Washington, down 0-2 in the best-of-five: Denard Span CF, Anthony Rendon 3B, Jayson Werth RF, Adam LaRoche 1B, Ian Desmond SS, Bryce Harper LF, Wilson Ramos C, Asdrubal Cabrera 2B, Doug Fister SP.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals starting lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday.

The Nats will trot out the exact same lineup that they used in Friday's loss. Anthony Rendon will once again get the start at third base with Asdrubal Cabrera working at second, and Zimmerman available off of the bench.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

It was expected, as Zimmerman will be used in a bench role since he just recently returned after missing two months with a hamstring issue. It's possible he'll get a start in Game 3 versus lefty Madison Bumgarner. Anthony Rendon is handling the hot corner Friday, while Asdrubal Cabrera is at second base.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played left field in the Nationals' instrasquad game Wednesday.

He did not play any third base. It's another strong indication that Zimmerman, who missed all of August and most of September with a torn hamstring, will be used off the bench in the NLDS against the Giants.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is starting in left field in the first half of Thursday's doubleheader.

Zimmerman felt some discomfort in his hamstring on Sunday after playing his first game in almost two months on Saturday, but that type of thing was to be expected following a 55-game absence and limited rehab period. The Nationals need to see what Zimmerman is capable of before the postseason begins. He's batting third on Thursday afternoon against the Mets.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is back in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

The Nats had planned to start him Tuesday, but his hamstring was a little sore after his return to action Sunday. Zimmerman figures to see another day off or two as the season winds down.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 03:31:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Mets.

The Nats are easing Zimmerman back into action after his 55-game absence. Anthony Rendon is also sitting out Tuesday, so it'll be Kevin Frandsen at third base and Asdrubal Cabrera at second base against New York. Bryce Harper is in left field and Adam LaRoche will start at first base.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Zimmerman had two hits Saturday in his first game in two months, but the Nats will be careful not to overdo it with him down the stretch. The club is also giving Denard Span, Ian Desmond, Wilson Ramos and Jayson Werth the day off Sunday.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ian Stewart
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Matt den Dekker
3Michael Taylor
4Nate McLouth
5Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Erik Davis
7Xavier Cedeno
8Blake Treinen
9Scott McGregor
10Mitch Lively
11Rich Hill