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Ryan Zimmerman | First Baseman | #11

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Monday that Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) might be ready "fairly soon."
Zimmerman will need a short rehab assignment first, but it sounds like that might be imminent. The veteran first baseman has been sidelined for nearly two weeks with a strained right oblique. Zimmerman's fill-in, Matt Adams, has really cooled off of late after a hot start. May 21 - 4:48 PM

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Nationals placed 1B Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

The veteran first baseman has battled various ailments already this season and will now sit on the shelf for awhile to heal up. Mark Reynolds has been brought up from Triple-A in a corresponding move and will provide depth at first base. After a bounce-back 2017 campaign, Zimmerman is hitting just .217/.280/.409 with five homers and 16 RBI in his first 115 at-bats this season.
May 12 - 1:44 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (back) remains out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Friday.

Zimmerman tweaked his back while sliding into home plate during Wednesday's game. Again, he'll be available off the bench as a pinch-hitter in this one. Matt Adams will start in his place at first base and bat cleanup for the Nationals.
May 11 - 6:34 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (back) will be available to pinch-hit Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Zimmerman tweaked his back sliding into home plate Wednesday against the Padres and as a result will not start Thursday's series opener in Arizona. Luckily it's nothing serious and Zimmerman will be available off the bench. Matt Adams is filling in at first base.
May 10 - 7:54 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Zimmerman missed a handful of games with a side injury earlier this week but Thursday's absence appears to be unrelated. Matt Adams will fill in at first base and bat cleanup. Zimmerman experienced an offensive resurgence last year but has struggled in the early going, batting just .217 with five homers in 115 at-bats.
May 10 - 6:19 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (side) went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his return to the Nationals' lineup Tuesday.

Zimmerman missed three straight games due to soreness in his side. The veteran could continue to get regular rest as long as Matt Adams is hitting on all cylinders.
May 9 - 8:33 AM

Ryan Zimmerman (side) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Monday.

Zimmerman has missed three straight with soreness in his side, although he's slated to go through pregame drills and it looks like there's a good chance he'll be back in there Tuesday. They can afford to be careful with Zimmerman due to the play of Matt Adams, who gets another start at first base Monday.
May 7 - 7:06 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (side) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Zimmerman was a late scratch Saturday because of stiffness in his side and he'll miss a second straight start. The good news is the injury is more of a bruise than something muscular and he expects to play Monday. Matt Adams is at first base and Andrew Stevenson is in left field.
May 6 - 10:48 AM

Ryan Zimmerman was a late scratch from the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday due to stiffness in his side.

Matt Adams will slide over and play first base while Rafael Bautista enters the lineup in Zimmerman's spot. Consider the veteran slugger day-to-day.
May 5 - 1:40 PM

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Zimmerman hit the two-run blast off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin in the third inning, and doubled with two outs in the 10th. The homer was his fourth of the year, giving him 13 RBI. After last season's incredible resurgence, the 33-year-old hasn't enjoyed the same level of success to start 2018. Through Saturday, Zimmerman is batting .200/.265/.411 in 26 games.
Apr 28 - 8:04 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is getting the day off Wednesday.

Matt Adams will start at first base and bat cleanup versus Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Zimmerman has slashed just .188/.261/.375 in 24 games this year.
Apr 25 - 1:32 PM

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

He clubbed a three-run bomb in the first inning, then popped a solo shot in the final frame. Unfortunately many of Zimmerman's fantasy owners had him on their benches for this game due to his brutally bad first three weeks of the season. Even after tonight's outburst he still has a paltry .161/.235/.371 triple slash with three homers and 10 RBI. Hopefully this excellent game marks the end of his slump.
Apr 18 - 10:26 PM

Ryan Zimmerman is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday.

The Nationals continue to give the struggling slugger regular days of rest in an effort to keep him healthy. Matt Adams is starting in his place at first base and batting cleanup against the Rockies on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 14 - 10:07 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is getting the day off Wednesday.

It looks to be a routine day of rest for Zimmerman. Matt Adams will start at first base and bat fifth versus Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy.
Apr 11 - 10:16 AM

Ryan Zimmerman delivered his first triple since 2016 to knock in two runs Tuesday against the Braves.

The liner to center should have been a single, but Ender Inciarte decided to dive for it and let it go by him. At least it was a well-hit ball for Zimmerman, who is just 4-for-35 on the season.
Apr 10 - 10:02 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Spencer Kieboom
4Jhonatan Solano
5Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Adrian Sanchez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Juan Soto
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Joe Ross
7Erick Fedde
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Trevor Gott
10Wander Suero
11Tim Collins