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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 went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.
Zimmerman touched up Marlins starter Tom Koehler for a solo homer to left-center in the second inning. The oft-injured first baseman has been scalding the ball of late, with a double, three homers and 11 RBI in his last six games. For the season, he's hitting a slightly-less-stellar .225/.294/.215 with 12 homers and 59 RBI over 311 at-bats. Aug 29 - 10:00 PM

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Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam in Tuesday's win against the Padres.

Zimmerman's only hit in five at-bats was a sixth-inning grand slam off of Bud Norris that boosted the Nationals' lead to 8-2. It's his first homer since hitting two on August 9. Since then, he was batting only .189 (7-for-37). Zimmerman's numbers, overall, are still lackluster but the Nationals are hoping he can pick it up in time for a September playoff push. He's hitting .222/.296/.401 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI.
Aug 25 - 10:29 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Clint Robinson is at first base in Zimmerman's place.
Aug 21 - 3:36 PM

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored in Monday's win versus the Dodgers.

Zimmerman led off the second inning with a double and scored. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning and later scored as well. The first baseman homered twice on Sunday and has three consecutive multi-hit games, so he may be in the midst of a hot streak. Zimmerman is hitting .232/.291/.417 with nine home runs and 45 RBI.
Aug 11 - 1:17 AM

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with a walk and two solo home runs, but the Nationals dropped Sunday's contest to the Rockies.

Zimmerman hit the first of back-to-back home runs with Jayson Werth in the second inning, then added another in the third inning. Both were off of starter Yohan Flande. The first baseman has had difficulty getting going offensively, but has at least one RBI in seven consecutive games now, giving him 44 on the season along with nine home runs and a .227/.288/.408 batting line.
Aug 9 - 5:04 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

It's just a day of maintenance. Clint Robinson is starting at first base and batting cleanup against Arizona.
Aug 6 - 12:36 PM

Ryan Zimmerman's solo home run in the second inning of Thursday afternoon's win over the Marlins would be the only run either team scored in the game.

Zimmerman took a Dan Haren offering for a ride in the second inning. Little did he know, that would be the only run scored in the game. Max Scherzer made sure it stood up, as the Nationals improved to 54-46 with the win. The slugger was just recently activated from the disabled list after missing over a month and a half with plantar fasciitis of the left foot. He's hitting .216/.272/.369 with six homers and 35 RBI over 222 at-bats. If he's healthy, those numbers should rise, but betting on Zimmerman's health is always a risky proposition.
Jul 30 - 3:27 PM

Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.

Zimmerman missed over a month and a half with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He went 1-for-15 on his rehab assignment and is batting just .209/.265/.346 in 234 plate appearances this season for the Nationals.
Jul 28 - 4:38 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) will be activated from the disabled list for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

The Nationals got Anthony Rendon back over the weekend and they are now prepared to add Jayson Werth and Zimmerman back into the mix. Sidelined since early June with plantar fasciitis, Zimmerman went just 1-for-15 during his minor league rehab assignment, but the important thing is that the rest has done him good.
Jul 28 - 9:30 AM

Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 and played three innings defensively at first base in his first minor league rehab game at Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday.

Zimmerman has been sidelined since early June due to plantar fasciitis. He isn't expected to need many rehab games before he's ready to rejoin the Nationals, and could be cleared to do so at some point next week.
Jul 19 - 4:54 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday.

Zimmerman was able to run the bases without any issues on Friday, clearing the way for his return to game action. The plantar fasciitis in his left foot is going to be an issue for the rest of the season, but he'll do his best to play through it. Zimmerman shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated.
Jul 19 - 11:03 AM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) was able to run the bases without any issues on Friday.

Zimmerman has missed the last month of action due to plantar fasciitis in his foot, but has made significant strides in his recovery in recent days. He should begin a minor league rehab assignment soon and is on track to rejoin the Nationals before the end of July.
Jul 18 - 12:10 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

He's missed the last month with plantar fasciitis. Tyler Moore has filled in at first base during his absence. All signs point to Zimmerman returning by the end of the month.
Jul 11 - 6:53 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) did some hitting, fielding, and light running on Thursday.

Zimmerman has been ramping up baseball activities over the past couple of weeks, but he's waiting for the pain to dissipate before going at 100 percent. He's not close to a minor league rehab assignment yet, so his return date remains up in the air.
Jul 2 - 5:35 PM

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

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen