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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'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

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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

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took 25 swings off a tee on Wednesday.

He was also able to take throws at first base and walk on a treadmill as he continues his recovery from plantar fasciitis. He'll require a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Nationals which puts a potential return at some point in mid-July.
Jun 25 - 9:04 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took throws at first base on Wednesday.

Nationals manager Matt Williams said he also walked briskly on a treadmill for 15 minutes and that the team hopes he can resume jogging soon. "For right now, he is making good progress. The pressure on the plantar fasciitis is being reduced and he is feeling better about it," Williams said. Zimmerman was prescribed only rest for the foot ailment, so as long as he's feeling good he can continue to work toward a return. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment before being activated.
Jun 24 - 8:29 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took swings Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Zimmerman has been fitted with an orthotic insert for his left cleat that will hopefully help him play through his plantar fasciitis. He was batting just .209/.265/.346 through 56 games before being placed on the disabled list June 11.
Jun 23 - 4:34 PM

Nationals placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Zimmerman was batting just .209/.265/.346 through 56 games this season, so a couple weeks off may actually do him some good. Tyler Moore figures to get the majority of the playing time at first base in his absence. This also means more at-bats for Clint Robinson.
Jun 11 - 3:05 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off for Zimmerman, who is in the midst of a 1-for-25 slump as he battles a plantar fascia issue. Tyler Moore is at first base.
Jun 10 - 11:51 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Zimmerman has been plagued by a plantar fascia issue and it's showed in his lack of production, as he's batting just .213/.270/.353. He'll get a couple days off in a row with the Nats being idle on Monday. Tyler Moore is at first base Sunday.
Jun 7 - 12:44 PM

Depth Charts

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