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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%: 72/5 | Average Draft Position: 85.61
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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.


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.