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Ryan Zimmerman | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
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Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
Zimmerman went 3-for-8 with a home run while getting in some at-bats at the Nationals' spring training complex and, most importantly, apparently didn't have issues with his right hamstring. Don't expect him to play every day, but Zimmerman is obviously a nice bat for the surging Nats to welcome back. Sep 19 - 5:17 PM

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Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went 1-for-7 as the DH on Thursday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

Zimmerman is slated to play seven innings in left field Friday before being reevaluated. The Nationals are hoping to have him back for the final few days of the regular season to get him ready for the playoffs.
Sep 18 - 5:29 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played five innings of defense in a simulated game Wednesday at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

Zimmerman spent three of those innings at first base and the other two at third, reporting no issues with his hamstring. He's scheduled to DH on Thursday and will then play seven innings of left field on Friday. The Nationals are hoping to have him back on their active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season (and then into the playoffs).
Sep 17 - 5:29 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played three innings of first base Tuesday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Florida.

Zimmerman hit two doubles in five at-bats and ran the bases without issue. He is expected to play five innings at first base on Wednesday with an eye on returning to the Nationals' active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season.
Sep 16 - 5:17 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went through a full workout Monday in Viera, Florida and is slated to play three innings at first base Tuesday in a simulated game.

He's expected to progress to five innings on Wednesday and serve as a DH on Thursday before being reevaluated. Zimmerman has been out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, but the Nationals are hoping to get him back at some point next week.
Sep 15 - 5:12 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is slated to face live pitching in the instructional league in Viera on Monday.

Zimmerman was able to run at 60 percent on Friday and continues to make progress toward a return to the Nationals lineup. Even is he returns at some point next week though, he's only expected to see sporadic playing time down the stretch so he isn't a strong option in most mixed leagues.
Sep 13 - 9:26 AM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some running at about 60 percent on Friday.

It's the first time he's ran since being placed on the disabled list back in late July. Zimmerman did starts and stops while running and also did some hitting on the field. The next step for the third baseman will be to head to the Nationals' spring training complex on Sunday to get in some live batting practice. Zimmerman could conceivably be activated at some point next week, but the Nats plan to be careful with his playing time.
Sep 12 - 5:23 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is tentatively scheduled to go to the instructional league in Viera, Florida next week.

Zimmerman, out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, resumed taking batting practice earlier this week. Running at full speed will be the real test for his hamstring, but assuming no setbacks, he'll get eased into game action in Florida before rejoining the Nationals. He could make it back during the final week of the regular season, but fantasy owners obviously shouldn't be counting on him at this point.
Sep 11 - 4:17 PM

Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining his hamstring.

And he looked good, even hitting a ball over the batter's eye in left-center field at Nationals Park. But the major hurdle for Zimmerman is going to be running at full speed and he acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he's not close to doing that. If he returns before the end of the regular season, it'll likely be in the final week.
Sep 9 - 5:17 PM

Mark Zuckerman of NatsInsider.com writes that the odds of Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) returning before the final week of the season "appear slim."

That's assuming he's not cleared for full-out running in the next few days, which is unlikely. Zimmerman remains limited to taking light grounders, jogging and throwing and it's not clear when he'll be allowed to swing a bat and run with no restrictions. Nationals manager Matt Williams has also indicated that Zim might not be an everyday player if he does make it back. Fantasy owners don't need to be hanging on to him.
Sep 8 - 6:27 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams indicated Wednesday that Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) won't play every day if he does return later this month.

Zimmerman has yet to do anything beyond jogging and playing catch, but the Nats remain hopeful that he'll return in mid- to late-September. Once he can sprint and swing and run bases, he’ll head to the instructional league to get some at-bats. If Zimmerman does return, he'll get spot duty at three different positions. "He’s certainly got the ability to play three positions for us," Williams said. "He can play third. He can play left. He can play first, depending on where the need is. That being said, I want to make sure we’re not throwing him in there every day, to make sure that he’s good to go. I would imagine he’ll play all three of those, on any given day."
Sep 3 - 4:01 PM

An MRI exam earlier in the week showed that Ryan Zimmerman's injured hamstring is continuing to heal well.

Zimmerman has begun jogging, which is certainly an encouraging sign, but he has yet to begin swinging and still isn't anywhere close to a return to the Nationals. It's uncertain at the moment whether he'll make it back before the end of the 2014 season.
Aug 29 - 8:18 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will "ramp up" his throwing program in the next few days, Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

Zimmerman threw Thursday for the first time since his injury, reporting no issues with the hamstring. "He's on his way," Williams said. "We've got to be mindful of his shoulder, too, but he'll continue." Zimmerman has yet to do anything related to the hamstring, so he's still nowhere close to a return. It's a coin flip as to whether he makes it back before the end of the regular season.
Aug 22 - 7:47 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some light throwing on Thursday afternoon.

It's a nice step in the right direction for the injured third baseman, but the real hurdles for his recovery are going to be baserunning, fielding, and hitting. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain and is still probably 3-4 weeks away from returning to the Nats' active roster.
Aug 21 - 1:35 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that he expects Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) to return from the disabled list "sometime in September."

It will probably be late-September. Zimmerman is still limited to underwater treadmill workouts and there's no timetable yet for him to resume baseball-related activities. The veteran third baseman has been sidelined since late July with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain.
Aug 20 - 4:51 PM

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SS1Ian Desmond
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