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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis