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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||21.00||.282||88.00||82.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder, back - Out until at least late March|
|vs San Francisco||17||2||0|| .167|| .176|| .118|
|vs Alvarez (Career)||9||2||0|| .222||.300||.222|
|vs RHP||162||45||5|| .337|| .457|| .278|
|12/26/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
|Ryan Zimmerman, LF WAS|
|12/25/2014||Steve Pearce, 1B BAL|
Ryan Zimmerman, LF WAS
|Derek Holland, SP TEX|
Bradley Zimmer, CF CLE
Rob Kaminsky, SP STL
|12/22/2014||Lance Lynn, SP STL|
Ryan Zimmerman, LF WAS
|Nelson Cruz, DH SEA|
Matt Garza, SP MIL
|Last 10 Games|
Ryan Zimmerman taking BP, returning to Nationals' lineup Monday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman should play on Monday, manager Matt Williams said.
Zimmerman left Friday's game after injuring his shoulder and back on a diving play and was expected to be shut down for two-to-three days.
He took batting practice and went through pregame warmups on Sunday and will return to the lineup on Monday, Williams said, per the Washington Post's James Wagner.
Zimmerman told CSN's Mark Zuckerman that he had no problems during batting practice and confirmed he'd be in Monday's lineup.
Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder, back) will rest for 2-3 days
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman told reporters he jammed the back of his left shoulder and upper back region on a diving play Friday. The team decided to shut him down for two-to-three days as a precaution, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington.
Zimmerman said no MRI was needed, and added that he's confident he'll play on Opening Day.
"I feel really good right now," Zimmerman said.
Nationals INF Ryan Zimmerman (side) exits spring game early
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman was pulled from Friday's game against the Cardinals with a minor injury to his side, according to the Washington Post. Manager Matt Williams told reporters Zimmerman because he has played three consecutive days and dove on his side. He was replaced by Mike Carp at first base in the third inning.
"He's fine. No issues," Williams said.
Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman gets strong marks at first
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/6/15) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman received strong reviews after playing his first game at first base this spring, according to MLB.com.
"He is still in the stages of having to think about it out there, because it's not natural yet," manager Matt Williams said. "He looked fine. He has fantastic hands." Zimmerman was tested during the start, and had to make two scoops in order to prevent possible throwing errors.
He's been taking extra practice at the position this spring, and was fairly happy with how his first game turned out. "You can do so many drills, exercises and things like that until you have to go out there and play," Zimmerman said. "So it's nice to have a few chances. The more I play over there, the more comfortable I will get. I feel fine."
Zimmerman, 30, hit .280/.342/.449 over 214 at-bats last year.
Nationals' Williams on Zimmerman: 'His athleticism is key for us'
|(3/2/15) After playing most of his career at third base, Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman is set to serve as the team's regular first baseman in 2015, and the team has continued to be impressed with how quickly he's learning the position, Comcast SportsNet reports.
"His athleticism is key for us," manager Matt Williams said. "He catches everything. He doesn’t miss a ball."
Zimmerman's Monday workouts had a new twist, as the team timed him to see how long he takes to get to first base after the point of contact with the ball. He also continued his work on throwing to second base, specifically gauging the positioning of shortstop Ian Desmond.
"It’s just comfort level for him," Williams said. "I’m always impressed by his athleticism and what he can do with his glove. The challenge is going to be him being comfortable over there, and the throws to second base, because it’s just backwards."
Zimmerman hit .280/.342/.449 with five home runs and 38 RBI in 214 at-bats last season.
|2014 Summary: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Ryan Zimmerman, the former early rounder mainstay had his most injury-plagued season yet, playing in only 61 games because of a broken thumb and strained hamstring. He was as productive as usual when he took the field, finishing with a batting average and OPS on par with those of the last three years.|
Playing time status: Zimmerman's struggle with injuries didn't just begin last year, though his tend to be more of the nagging than the catastrophic variety. He averaged 133.8 games per season from 2010 to 2013, playing 150 games in none of them. A degenerative shoulder necessitated his move off third base last year, leaving him without a place to play after his second DL stint, but the departure of Adam LaRoche should remedy that.
2015 Outlook: Zimmerman got enough time in the outfield in 2014 that with the expected move to first base 2015 he'll eventually be eligible at three positions in Fantasy, which redeems him somewhat. But since you'll most likely be drafting him at third base still, his value mostly hinges on his ability to bounce back. At his best, he's still capable of Todd Frazier-like production, trading off stolen bases for a higher batting average. But the injury risk looms large enough to drop him to the middle rounds, perhaps even outside the top 12 at the position.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/30/15||@ STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/31/15||NYM||1:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||@ MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|4/4/15||NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|4/6/15||NYM||4:05 pm|| |
|4/8/15||NYM||7:05 pm|| |