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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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Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.
Zimmerman, out since early July with a left rib cage strain, went 5-for-12 (.417) with a homer over three games during his brief minor league rehab assignment. He'll return to a disappointing .221/.284/.402 batting line across 74 games. Jul 26 - 2:55 PM

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Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer Saturday with High-A Potomac.

That makes him 5-for-12 with five RBI on his three-game minor league rehab assignment. Out since July 7 because of a left rib cage strain, Zimmerman is expected to return to the Nationals' active roster on Tuesday.
Jul 23 - 9:04 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Potomac.

The plan calls for him to play three minor league rehab games before returning to the Nationals' active roster Tuesday in Cleveland. Zimmerman, 31, has been on the disabled list since July 7 because of a left rib cage strain. He was batting .221/.284/.402 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI through 74 games this season for Washington.
Jul 21 - 10:26 AM

Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) has been cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.

It's not clear where he's headed yet or how long he'll be there, but the wheels are in motion. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 8, retroactive to July 7, with a left rib cage strain. It sounds like he'll be back with the Nationals before the end of the month.
Jul 20 - 3:49 PM

Nationals placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 7, with a left rib cage strain.

The Nats were vague about the injury Zimmerman was dealing with that caused him to sit out Thursday, but now we know. He's hoping to return when his 15 days are up. The club could shift Daniel Murphy over to first base and plug in Trea Turner at second in Zimmerman's absence. Clint Robinson is also an option for first base.
Jul 8 - 2:09 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Ryan Zimmerman is out with a "sore something."

Baker wouldn't go into specifics but said the soreness has nothing to do with Zimmerman's plantar fasciitis. The Nats skipper indicated Zimmerman may have tweaked something on a swing Wednesday against the Brewers. The veteran first baseman is day-to-day.
Jul 7 - 5:33 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is getting the day off Thursday night against the Mets.

Clint Robinson will start at first base and bat sixth versus Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon. It's just some routine maintenance for the 31-year-old Zimmerman.
Jul 7 - 3:20 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
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
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle