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11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
Height/Weight: 6-3/228 | Birthdate: 9/28/1984 | Birthplace: Washington, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: Virginia | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $14,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 85/11 | Average Draft Position: 85.53
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Ryan Zimmerman to be shut down two weeks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be shut down for at least two weeks, according to MLB.com. Zimmerman was diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain and is likely to miss an extended period of time. He was hitting .282/.345/.456 over 195 at-bats prior to the injury.

Report: Ryan Zimmerman has Grade 3 hamstring strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, which could put him on the shelf for an extended period of time, MLB.com reports.

A Grade 3 strain is the most severe type of hamstring strain. The Nationals have yet to issue an official statement on the injury or on a timetable for Zimmerman's recovery.


Still no timetable for Ryan Zimmerman


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The Nationals still haven't announced a timetable for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, according to The Washington Post

Manager Matt Williams said prior to Monday's game that there were no updates on Zimmerman. The third baseman injured his hamstring July 22, and has been out since then due to the injury. Zimmerman met with a physical therapist during the weekend, but the team has yet to announce the results of that visit.

Zimmerman was hitting .282/.345/.456 over 195 at-bats prior to the injury.


Report: Ryan Zimmerman could be out until September


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring strain is likely to cost him an extended period of time, as FOXSports.com reports Saturday the team worries he could miss up to two months.

Zimmerman suffered the injury in Tuesday's game, and might be out until late September if this timeline holds up. The report indicates the team is looking at a six-to-eight week absence, due to what is considered a serious hamstring strain. 


Ryan Zimmerman dealing with 'pretty substantial' strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that the hamstring strain suffered by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was "pretty substantial," masnsports.com reports.

Zimmerman is set to be re-evaluated after a couple weeks, and he'll almost assuredly be on the disabled list for longer than the 15-day minimum. He has hit .282/.345/.456 with five home runs and 36 RBI in 195 at-bats.


Ryan Zimmerman placed on DL for second time this year


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Nationals announced Wednesday third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right hamstring strain. It his second stint on the disabled list this season, as he missed 44 games earlier this year with a fractured right thumb.

The injury comes at a bad time for Zimmerman, who is batting .387 with a .613 slugging percentage and 1.050 OPS in his last 17 games. He has two home runs, eight doubles and 17 RBI in that span.


Ryan Zimmerman unable to start Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday at Colorado after leaving Tuesday's game due to a strained right hamstring. Anthony Rendon moved over from second base to start in Zimmerman's absence at third base.

Ryan Zimmerman set for MRI on strained hamstring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Nationals third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman will undergo an MRI on his strained right hamstring, masnsports.com reports.

It "doesn't look good" for Zimmerman, according to the report, but the team will know more about the extent of the injury Wednesday. The third baseman went 0 for 3 with a walk Tuesday, giving him a .282/.345/.456 line with five home runs and 36 RBI in 195 at-bats.


Ryan Zimmerman leaves with leg injury Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman left Tuesday's game due to a leg injury.

Zimmerman left the game after trying to beat out a ground ball in the sixth inning. He was 0 for 3, with an RBI when he exited the game. Zimmerman laid on the ground for a bit before limping off the field with the team trainer. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined due to the injury. 


Ryan Zimmerman batting over .400 in last 15 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman homered and finished 2 for 4 during a 5-4 win Sunday against the Brewers. Zimmerman's fifth home run this season as a two-run shot off Yovani Gallardo.

Zimmerman is batting .418 (23 for 55) with two home runs, eight doubles, nine runs and 16 RBI in his last 15 games.


Ryan Zimmerman homers in last game before break


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Phillies.

Zimmerman has struggled in the power department while battling injuries this season, and Sunday's shot was just his fourth home run of the year. He has work to do to avoid falling short of 10 home runs for the first time in his career. Zimmerman has hit .273/.340/.443 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 176 at-bats.


Ryan Zimmerman picks up four hits Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman picked up four hits Saturday against the Cubs.

Zimmerman singled in his first at-bat, and then added a double his next time up. After making a rare out the next time up, Zimmerman singled again in the sixth. In his final at-bat, he belted his second double of the day. Zimmerman finished 4 for 5, with two runs and three RBI. He's hitting .272/.335/.430.


Ryan Zimmerman removed for defensive reasons late


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Nationals third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman was removed from Wednesday's game for defensive reasons, according to The Washington Post.

With Bryce Harper back in the team's lineup, Zimmerman has moved back to third base. While he's performed well at his old position thus far, Zimmerman will likely be removed from close games in order to give the Nationals a stronger defense in the late innings. In this scenario, Anthony Rendon would shift to third and Danny Espinosa would come in to play second. 

As long as the team keeps its current alignment, Zimmerman will likely be removed late in games. 


Matt Williams now staying mum on starting lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams will not reveal how he'll employ his lineup once Bryce Harper returns, according to The Washington Post

Williams had previously outlined a situation where Ryan Zimmerman would shift back to third, pushing Danny Espinosa out of the lineup. Harper is expected to see time at all three outfield spots once he returns, which could give Williams more flexibility. It's unclear if Williams will stick with that plan moving forward, or if he has something else up his sleeve. 


Ryan Zimmerman slugs key home run in 16-inning win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman went 3 for 7 Tuesday and hit a two-run home run in the 16th inning of his team's 4-2 win over the Brewers.

Zimmerman also flashed some leather with an impressive defensive play in the bottom half of the 16th to keep the Brewers off the bases. It was Zimmerman's first home run since returning from the disabled list in early June. He has hit .250/.305/.405 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 116 at-bats.


Ryan Zimmerman takes grounders at third


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Nationals utility man Ryan Zimmerman took grounders at third Monday, according to The Washington Post.

Zimmerman is expected to take over the position once Bryce Harper works his way into the starting lineup. Zimmerman took between 20 and 25 balls at the position, and reportedly looked more at ease at the position. He said he was encouraged by the workout. "It felt really good," Zimmerman said. "I’ll continue to do it. I don’t think we’ll do it every day but certainly do a little bit more."


Nats to change OF, INF alignment when Bryce Harper returns


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) With Bryce Harper getting closer to returning from a thumb injury, Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Ryan Zimmerman will be returning to third base upon Harper's activation off the disabled list and Anthony Rendon will move to second base, per MLB.com.

Although Zimmerman is happy to oblige his manager, he said Sunday he prefers to stay in left field and have Rendon continue to play at third base.

"Going out to left field, gave us the best chance to win. It’s a good problem to have. Too many good players and not enough spots," Zimmerman said. "I’ll see what happens. I’m pretty comfortable in left and I think Anthony is a hell of a third baseman. I think there is no doubt right now he is better over there than me. But you have to have your best players in the lineup somehow. Whatever [manager] Matt [Williams] needs me to do, that’s what I’ll do."


Ryan Zimmerman makes first career start at first base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made his first career appearance at first base Sunday against the Cardinals. Zimmerman started at first base and hit cleanup against St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia.

Ryan Zimmerman could play first base Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman could see his first start at first base Sunday, according to The Washington Post.

With a lefty on the mound, manager Matt Williams said he may opt to rest Adam LaRoche and go with Zimmerman at first. While Zimmerman hasn't played the position during a regular season game, he has been taking ground balls at the position lately. Zimmerman has played left since returning from the disabled list. He's hitting .263 over 76 at-bats.


Ryan Zimmerman to eventually return to third base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Nationals outfielder Ryan Zimmerman will move back to third base once outfielder Bryce Harper returns from his injury, MLB.com reports.

Zimmerman has made eight appearances in left field since returning from the disabled list, but the team will have a positional crunch once Harper is ready to return. Zimmerman's eventual move will likely turn Danny Espinosa back into a part-time player.


Ryan Zimmerman plays well in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made his return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Phillies, and he did so at what might be his new position.

Zimmerman played seven innings in left field before he was lifted for a defensive replacement. His thumb looked fine at the plate and in the field, as he went 2 for 4 with two doubles, while driving in one run in a 7-0 win.

Zimmerman is expected to get playing time at a number of different positions moving forward, as the team tries to keep his bat in the lineup. He is hitting .378/.415/.676 in 11 games this season. 


Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman, who will play left field


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Nationals reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list, and he'll start in left field Tuesday night for the first time in his career, reports MLB.com. Zimmerman missed 44 games due to a fractured right thumb.

Zimmerman will play left occasionally so Washington can keep Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa in the lineup.


Ryan Zimmerman expected to return Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to return from the disabled list Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

If and when Zimmerman returns, it'll likely be at a new position, as the Nationals have prepared to stick him in left field in order to keep both Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa in the lineup. Zimmerman is expected to play left field and at both corner infield positions once activated. He has hit .364/.405/.636 with two home runs and six RBI in 33 at-bats.


Ryan Zimmerman playing left field again in minors


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is slated to play nine innings in left field Monday at Class A Potomac, reports the Washington Post. Zimmerman is rehabbing a thumb injury and hopes to rejoin the major-league team Tuesday.

He's expected to play multiple positions once he rejoins the team. Zimmerman also played left field on Saturday.


Ryan Zimmerman gets one defensive chance Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Nationals utility man Ryan Zimmerman made one play out in left field Saturday during a rehab start, according to The Washington Post.

Zimmerman only played five innings in the field, and had one ball hit out his way. On a ball driven to the gap, Zimmerman initially broke the wrong way, but was able to cut off the ball and throw it to the cutoff man. Zimmerman said his shoulder felt fine after making the throw. 

Zimmerman said after the game that he wasn't sure where he would play Sunday. He expects to rejoin the Nationals Tuesday.