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Ryan Zimmerman | First Baseman | #11

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / WAS
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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored Thursday against the Reds.
Zimmerman got on the board with a three-run home run in the first inning, his 11th home run of the season. The big night helped salvage what was a pretty bad month for the 31-year-old, who is hitting just .227/.287/.412 on the year. Perhaps a good end to June will bode well for Zimmerman's July prospects. Jul 1 - 12:24 AM

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Ryan Zimmerman is absent from the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's one of a few Nationals regulars getting a day off, as Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa are also on the bench. The Nats have Clint Robinson at first base, Jose Lobaton at catcher and Stephen Drew at shortstop.

Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Brewers.

Zimmerman had a sacrifice fly RBI in the seventh inning and scored following a single and a walk in two other innings. The 31-year-old has 33 RBI and 38 runs scored to go with a disappointing .230/.288/.410 line through 64 games.
Jun 25 - 9:57 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

He'll take a seat with Clint Robinson getting the start at first base. Zimmerman is only hitting .233 this year and has been especially slugging in June with only six hits in 35 at-bats (.171).
Jun 16 - 7:06 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Phillies.

He'll take a seat against tough right-hander Aaron Nola. Clint Robinson will draw the start in his place at first base and bat sixth for the Nationals on Saturday.
Jun 11 - 10:12 AM

Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the paternity leave list.

Zimmerman was given the weekend off to be with his wife Heather and their new child. The veteran first baseman returns to a .250/.312/.451 batting line and eight homers.
Jun 6 - 9:41 AM

Nationals placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the paternity leave list.

Zimmerman’s wife, Heather, gave birth to the couple’s second child on Thursday. The first baseman is likely to be away for the whole weekend before being activated Tuesday following the club's off day Monday. Trea Turner has assumed Zimmerman's spot on the roster and Clint Robinson seems likely to receive extra playing time for a few days.
Jun 3 - 12:35 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is likely to be placed on the paternity list prior to Friday's game.

Zimmerman’s wife, Heather, is due to give birth to the couple’s second child soon. He can be away from the club for up to three days. Trea Turner will replace Zimmerman on the roster and Clint Robinson is in line to pick up some playing time at first base.
Jun 3 - 10:54 AM

Ryan Zimmerman hit an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning of Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

If you saw this one coming, you should probably ride on your prophetic sensibilities and cash in all of the lottery tickets at your local convenience mart. It took a scary outfield collision between Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna in deep center for Zimmerman to wheel around the bases. Both outfielders converged on the ball only to run into each other. They remained laid out on the warning track with the ball sitting between them. Zimmy scored without issue. Thankfully, both Stanton and Ozuna would recover enough to continue on in the game.
May 15 - 5:01 PM

Ryan Zimmerman smacked a solo homer and a two-run shot in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Zimmerman entered the contest with just one longball and was facing a demotion from the cleanup spot, but tonight's showing surely bought him some time. He took Michael Fulmer deep with a two-run shot in the fifth and then blasted a solo shot off Drew VerHagen in the seventh. It wasn't enough, though, as the Tigers held on after a three-run sixth inning.
May 10 - 11:22 PM

Ryan Zimmerman doubled twice and drove in a run Monday against the Royals.

The results haven't been there yet, but Zimmerman ranks among the top five percent of the league in exit velocity, suggesting that things are going to pick up for him. He's at .234/.310/.338 with one homer so far.
May 3 - 12:10 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Clint Robinson is filling in at first base for the Nats. Michael Taylor is also getting a breather, as Matt den Dekker is in center field and in the leadoff spot.

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Saturday, leading the charge in a 2-0 victory over the Twins.

Zimmerman delivered a two-run single off Phil Hughes in the first inning, which wound up being the extent of the offense in the ballgame for either squad. He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely three times to raise his season slash up to .265/.339/.388 with six RBI.
Apr 23 - 4:29 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is out Thursday versus the Marlins.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran first baseman. Clint Robinson will start in Zimmerman's place and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler.
Apr 21 - 10:41 AM

Ryan Zimmerman hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

The dust was still settling after Bryce Harper's grand slam when Zimmerman followed with a blast of his own. Even if it was after the fact, it could provide a spark for the 31-year-old, who is hitting just .256/.318/.385 with three RBI, nine runs scored and 11 strikeouts on the young season.
Apr 19 - 10:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis