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Ryan Zimmerman | First 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 (foot) went through a full workout on Tuesday, hitting, fielding grounders and doing some running.
He'll go through a similar workout on Wednesday before being re-evaluated. It's possible at that point Zimmerman will be cleared to begin a rehab assignment, as it would appear he could be activated by next week. "He hasn’t hit a groundball to short and had to run full-speed to first yet, so that’s the telling sign," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "There’s no way to simulate that unless you get in a game situation and it happens naturally and he reacts. Going five steps to his left to dive for a ball or having to turn first to third, you can’t do it, you can’t simulate that, it’s never the same as being in competition." Jun 30 - 7:02 PM

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Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took 25 swings off a tee on Wednesday.

He was also able to take throws at first base and walk on a treadmill as he continues his recovery from plantar fasciitis. He'll require a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Nationals which puts a potential return at some point in mid-July.
Jun 25 - 9:04 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took throws at first base on Wednesday.

Nationals manager Matt Williams said he also walked briskly on a treadmill for 15 minutes and that the team hopes he can resume jogging soon. "For right now, he is making good progress. The pressure on the plantar fasciitis is being reduced and he is feeling better about it," Williams said. Zimmerman was prescribed only rest for the foot ailment, so as long as he's feeling good he can continue to work toward a return. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment before being activated.
Jun 24 - 8:29 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took swings Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Zimmerman has been fitted with an orthotic insert for his left cleat that will hopefully help him play through his plantar fasciitis. He was batting just .209/.265/.346 through 56 games before being placed on the disabled list June 11.
Jun 23 - 4:34 PM

Nationals placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Zimmerman was batting just .209/.265/.346 through 56 games this season, so a couple weeks off may actually do him some good. Tyler Moore figures to get the majority of the playing time at first base in his absence. This also means more at-bats for Clint Robinson.
Jun 11 - 3:05 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off for Zimmerman, who is in the midst of a 1-for-25 slump as he battles a plantar fascia issue. Tyler Moore is at first base.
Jun 10 - 11:51 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Zimmerman has been plagued by a plantar fascia issue and it's showed in his lack of production, as he's batting just .213/.270/.353. He'll get a couple days off in a row with the Nats being idle on Monday. Tyler Moore is at first base Sunday.
Jun 7 - 12:44 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Zimmerman went 0-for-3 with an RBI in the early game, a 2-0 win for Washington. He will be available off the bench as the Nationals try to sweep the twin-billing.
Jun 2 - 5:07 PM

Ryan Zimmerman broke a 6-6, 10th-inning tie with a walk-off two-run home run off of the right field foul pole to help the Nationals overcome the Yankees on Tuesday.

Zimmerman went into the 10th inning 0-for-4. In his fifth at-bat, he drilled a 3-1 Andrew Miller fastball to the opposite field to send the Nationals home winners. It hit the foul pole just before it could slice foul. Zimmerman is batting a mediocre .242/.294/.418 with five home runs, but has knocked in 31 runs.
May 19 - 10:59 PM

Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run as the Nationals rolled over the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Zimmerman gave the Nationals a 4-0 lead with a three-run blast off of Josh Collmenter in the first inning. He was pinch-hit for by Tyler Moore in the sixth inning. With the Nationals assured of a win, with a 10-0 lead, it was a great opportunity to give Zimmerman some rest as he has been bothered by a plantar fascia issue. Zimmerman is batting .236/.293/.417 with four home runs and 25 RBI this season.
May 12 - 12:29 AM

Ryan Zimmerman admitted Thursday that he's been bothered by a plantar fascia issue.

It's the reason that he has been limping around early in the season, and could partially be to blame for his early-season struggles. While he's able to play through the injury, it does cause extreme discomfort, and manager Matt Williams indicated Thursday that he could rest the veteran slugger for day soon.
Apr 23 - 7:33 PM

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 4-1 win against the Phillies.

Zimmerman capped the Nationals' three-run fifth inning with an RBI double off of David Buchanan. Zimmerman padded the Nats' lead to 4-0 with a seventh-inning RBI single against Dustin McGowan. Despite batting .250 over his last five games, Zimmerman is on a five-game RBI streak. On the season, he's hitting a meager .184 with 11 RBI.
Apr 19 - 4:28 PM

Ryan Zimmerman ripped a solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

Zimmerman's solo shot to center field in the eighth inning was one of few highlights for the Nationals in this one. It was Zim's second longball of the season, though he's batting just .154/.267/.385 overall so far. Danny Espinosa also had a solo homer for the Nats on Monday.
Apr 13 - 6:55 PM

Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the first to give the Nationals all of their runs Wednesday against the Mets.

Zimmerman went without a homer in 58 at-bats this spring, but he's on the board now. He is 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in his other at-bats so far this season.
Apr 8 - 11:05 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Matt den Dekker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Casey Janssen
3Aaron Barrett
4Matt Thornton
5Tanner Roark
6David Carpenter
7Blake Treinen
8Felipe Rivero
9Craig Stammen