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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%: 71/22 | Average Draft Position: 85.61
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Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman likely to play first base in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Nationals third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman will likely shift over to first base in 2015, MLB.com reports. He's currently resting his right hamstring after suffering a Grade 3 strain in July.

"I'm sure I'll talk to them soon or they will talk [to the media]," Zimmerman said. "I think Anthony [Rendon] is the future third baseman. Obviously, he played great there. He played some second and some third. If he goes into Spring Training knowing that he is playing third base, he has a chance to be a very good third baseman.

"Obviously, I love playing third base. But some of the injuries over the last two or three years made it tougher for me to be an above average third baseman. It's hard to accept that, but I think that's the truth. Sometimes, the truth hurts sometimes. But Anthony has a great chance to be very good over there. I could be an above average first baseman if I work at it during Spring Training and the rest of this offseason. But that's not just my decision. Obviously, I'll talk with [general manager] Mike [Rizzo] and Matt and see what their plans are. I'm sure we'll find out in the next week or two."

The Nationals have first base open due to the impending free agency of 2014 starter Adam LaRoche.


Ryan Zimmerman 'hurt enough not to play' during NLDS


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman said his right hamstring wasn't strong enough for him to be a starter or even make an impact during the NLDS against the Giants, according to The Washington Post. Zimmerman went 1 for 4 (.250) with no RBI in four games against the Giants.

"Hurt enough not to play," Zimmerman said. "I think if it was good enough, I would have played. We would have maybe found a place to put me. This team was one of the best teams in the month of September. It’s hard to mess with something like that. We just didn’t get enough hits to win. That’s what got us."


Ryan Zimmerman: 'I'm not 100 percent'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is resigned to the fact he will likely come off the bench during the NLDS against the Giants, according to The Washington Post. Zimmerman was limited to 61 games during the regular season due to a broken thumb and torn right hamstring.

"If I was 100 percent and knew I didn’t miss a ton of time, it would be a lot harder to accept," Zimmerman said. "I can honestly say I’m not 100 percent. It’s a tough question to answer. I feel like if I was 100 percent and had played all year, then, yeah, it would be really hard to accept. It’s tough. I really mean it when I say it: The goal is to win. Whatever gives us the best chance to win. Matt’s done a pretty good job of putting out whatever he thinks gives us the best chance to win all year. When it gets to this point of the year, that’s honestly what means the most."


Ryan Zimmerman could be bench player for Nationals in NLDS


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams did his best Thursday to avoid questions about Ryan Zimmerman's playing status for the NLDS against the Giants. Williams did say there is "possibility for matchups" for Zimmerman, who missed most of the second half with a hamstring injury.

Though, Zimmerman did not play third base in the team's intrasquad game Wednesday, which could be evidence Zimmerman will be coming off the bench in the NLDS, according to The Washington Post.


Ryan Zimmerman could be Nationals' starting first baseman in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman has come to terms with his future role likely being as a full-time first baseman since Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper appear to be the long-term options at third base and left field, respectively, for Washington.

"Do I wish some of the injuries that I've had never happened so I can continue to play Gold Glove third base that I enjoy doing? Of course I do," Zimmerman said, per MLB.com. "But things happen. They are not easy decisions. It's not easy for me to say I have the possibility of moving from third base. It's reality."

If the Nationals choose to make Zimmerman the starting first baseman in 2015, then it doesn't appear the team will bring back incumbent first baseman Adam LaRoche, who has a mutual $15 million option for next season.

"Sometimes those things are tough. That's just how it is. We'll see what happens," Zimmerman said. "But I think it's more important to look at what [LaRoche] has done while he has been here, how much he has meant, not only to the players, but the fans and the organization. He is a great guy, never complains. He is a great teammate and a great player."


Ryan Zimmerman ready to go Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman was back in the team's starting lineup Wednesday, according to CSN.

Zimmerman was supposed to play Tuesday, but had some issues with his hamstring. The injury improved enough for Zimmerman to get a start in left field Wednesday. He's hitting. 286/.348/.467 over 199 at-bats.


Nationals rest several regulars


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) For their Sunday matchup at the Marlins, the Nationals left Ian Desmond, Denard Span, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos out of their starting lineup. Ryan Zimmerman, who made his return from a two-month hiatus due to a hamstring injury on Saturday, was also not in Sunday's lineup.

Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman from DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Nationals activated outfielder Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list Saturday.

Zimmerman has been sidelined since July 22 with a hamstring injury. Multiple injuries have limited him to 195 at-bats this season, and he owns a .282/.345/.456 line with five home runs and 36 RBI.


Ryan Zimmerman to be activated Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman played seven innings in Viera, Fla. on Friday and is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Marlins, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic reports. Zimmerman has been recovering from a hamstring injury that has prevented him from playing since July 22. He has had just 195 at-bats in 2014.

Report: Ryan Zimmerman could be back in action Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman could return to the lineup as early as Saturday in Miami, per the Washington Post.

Zimmerman has been recovering from a hamstring injury that has prevented him from playing since July 22. He has had just 195 at-bats in 2014.


Ryan Zimmerman set to play simulated game Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Nationals outfielder Ryan Zimmerman went through a full workout on Monday and is expected to play three innings at first base in a simulated game on Tuesday, Comcast SportsNet Washington. Zimmerman has been sidelined since July 22 with a hamstring injury. 

Ryan Zimmerman tests hamstring running the bases Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Nationals outfielder Ryan Zimmerman took full batting practice Friday while also taking grounders, throwing on the field and running the bases at about 60 percent, the Washington Post reports.

"[He] didn’t have any issues," manager Matt Williams said. "He turned all the bags, started and stopped, and did all the things that are required by this step."

Zimmerman is expected to continue a similar program this weekend before flying to Florida to face live pitching in the instructional league. While he doesn't have a specific timetable for his return, he is on track to make it back to action during the regular season, provided he doesn't suffer a setback.


Ryan Zimmerman will get some instructional league work in Florida


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is tentatively scheduled to go to the instructional league in Viera, Fla., sometime next week, per MLB.com on Thursday. Zimmerman has been sidelined since July 22 with a hamstring injury.

Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since suffering a strained hamstring, MLB.com reports.

Zimmerman's biggest hurdle to clear before returning is running, and before he can do that at full speed, he won't have a timetable to return to action. He's been sidelined since July 22 with the injury.


Ryan Zimmerman making progress, still awaiting clearance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman continues to make progress from a strained hamstring, but he still has not been cleared to participate in baseball activities, reports MLB.com Friday.

Zimmerman has been able to increase his workload as far as running goes, but has still been limited to running on an anti-gravity treadmill that adjusts for 90 percent of his body weight. Manager Matt Williams told MLB.com he still is not sure when Zimmerman will be able to begin playing catch or swing a bat, as he still has to run on his full weight and get through agility drills.

"If he sidesteps one of them and gets hurt again, we're definitely going to lose him," Williams said. "We have to make sure that he accomplishes all the goals in front of him first and then we'll get to baseball stuff."

Zimmerman has been out since July 23 with a serious Grade 3 strain of his right hamstring. 


Ryan Zimmerman making progress


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is making progress from his hamstring injury, according to MASN. 

Zimmerman received an MRI earlier in the week which revealed the injury was healing. He was cleared to begin jogging. Despite the progress, Zimmerman still hasn't started swinging a bat just yet. 


Ryan Zimmerman to 'ramp up' throwing sessions


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman will "ramp up" his throwing sessions, according to MLB.com.

Zimmerman threw for the first time Thursday, and did not report any issues with his hamstring Friday. Manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman was "on his way" back. Zimmerman hit .282/.345/.456 over 195 at-bats prior to tearing his hamstring. 


Ryan Zimmerman able to throw Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman was able to throw Thursday, according to The Washington Post.

Zimmerman participated in a light throwing session prior to Thursday's game. He plans to repeat the drill from different distances depending on how his hamstring responds. Manager Matt Williams said it was a small step in Zimmerman's return to action. "It’s part of the strengthening process and getting him back to some baseball activity and working through that," Williams said. "That’s the early stages of it but it’s a step for sure."

Zimmerman has been working on an anti-gravity treadmill over the past weeks. He'll have to hit, run at full speed and run the bases before he returns. The last of which will be the most difficult according to Williams because Zimmerman "has to react and turn and create different angles." 

Williams told reporters Wednesday that he believes Zimmerman will return in September.


Manager believes Ryan Zimmerman will return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams believes infielder Ryan Zimmerman will return this season, according to The Washington Post

Zimmerman is currently rehabbing after tearing his hamstring. When asked about when Zimmerman will return, Williams said "I don't know when but sometime in September." Over 195 at-bats, Zimmerman hit .282/.345/.456.


Still no timetable for Ryan Zimmerman


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) There's still no timetable for Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman's return, according to MLB.com.

Zimmerman has been able to work out on an underwater treadmill, but that's it. There is no timetable for Zimmerman to begin baseball activities at this time. Zimmerman has been out since July 22 with a hamstring tear. While he wants to get back on the field, Zimmerman acknowledged that he has to be careful with the injury. 


Is that stashed superstar really worth the wait?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) So you're at the point, with the season winding down, where you have to win at all costs. Seems straightforward enough. The only problem is your bench is overflowing with players you can't actually use -- ones that are injured but too valuable to drop, like Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Adam Eaton, Michael Wacha, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez or Masahiro Tanaka.

Or maybe your albatross isn't injured but just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, like Pedro Alvarez, Justin Verlander or Mike Minor.

I've got news for you: This late in the year, when winning is paramount, you can consider dropping them. Granted, it shouldn't be the goal because the competition can only benefit from whatever you forfeit, but sometimes, it's your only choice.

I break it down player-by-player in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so if you could a little assistance with that season-shifting dilemma, be sure to check out.


Grade 3 diagnosed with Grade 3 strain; out six weeks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been officially diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, as general manager Mike Rizzo confirmed earlier reports regarding the extent of the injury.

Zimmerman, who began strengthening exercises by walking on an underwater treadmill Tuesday, is expected to be out six weeks. He has already missed two weeks as a result of the injury, and is unlikely to return before early September at this point. 


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.