Ryan Zimmerman 11 | Third Base

Washington Nationals

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Zimmerman (thumb) will not need surgery but is still expected to miss 4-6 weeks, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Impact: A specialist found Zimmerman's bone to still be set, so he won't need to go under the knife, but the 29-year-old will need more than a month to allow the bone to heal. The Nats placed Zimmerman on the 15-day DL on Sunday, after he hurt his thumb sliding back into the second base bag on a pickoff attempt Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Zimmerman (thumb) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Impact: This move should come as no surprise, as Zimmerman is expected to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a broken thumb. In his absence, Anthony Rendon will likely cover third base, while Danny Espinosa will take over at the keystone. Zach Walters, who was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday to take Zimmerman's roster spot, may also come into the mix.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: The Washington Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a broken right thumb. Zimmerman is expected to miss four to six weeks. Impact: General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman will see a hand specialist at the Cleveland Clinic on Monday.(STATS, 10:02pm)
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Zimmerman will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a broken thumb. Impact: This is terrible news for owners and the Nats, who are already dealing with injuries to Denard Span (concussion), Wilson Ramos (wrist) and Jayson Werth (groin). Zimmerman broke his thumb after jamming it into second base while getting picked off during a slide back into the bag in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. In all likelihood, it will be Anthony Rendon who fills in for Zimmerman at third base, while Zimmerman's recovery timetable tentatively slates him for a return in mid-to-late May.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Zimmerman went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer in a 7-6 loss to Atlanta in 10 innings Friday. Impact: The Washington third baseman is 4 for 11 (.364) in his three games since returning from an ailing right shoulder. He's boosted his season average to .355.(STATS, 7:52pm)
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Zimmerman left Saturday's game in the fifth inning after getting picked off at second base. He appeared to have a bloody thumb after jamming his right hand sliding back to the bag, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Zimmerman was replaced at third by Anthony Rendon, while Danny Espinosa subbed in to cover second. Although it doesn't sound like this is related to Zimmerman's nagging shoulder issue that has caused him to miss time in the past, owners will no doubt be disheartened to see the veteran third baseman go down with another injury. More information on his status should be made available by the Nats shortly.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Zimmerman hit a three-run homer in a losing effort against Atlanta on Friday night, adding a single and a walk. Impact: He was again at third base and it appears the altered throwing motion he is now using has lessened the strain on his balky shoulder. If he can't play productively at third base, the Nationals would have a difficult time getting him everyday at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Zimmerman (shoulder) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, CSN Washington reports. Impact: Zimmerman will man his usual spot at third base, reverting to a sidearm throwing motion on his throws so as not to worsen the shoulder discomfort. It seems like the shoulder issue is going to be something that Zimmerman might have to deal with the rest of the season, and while it's not dramatically expected to limit his impact with the bat, it could make him a liability defensively for the Nationals.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Zimmerman is back in the starting lineup after working on a lower throwing motion to try to help his sore right shoulder. Impact: Zimmerman took about 25 practice throws several hours before Washington's game against Miami on Wednesday. He says the switch from an over-the-top delivery to more of a sidearm throw is "a work in progress, but there's no pain." Zimmerman hasn't played in the field since Saturday, when a throwing error led to a pair of unearned runs in a loss to Atlanta. He pinch-hit Sunday, the Nationals were off Monday, and he did not play Tuesday. Zimmerman won an NL Gold Glove award in 2009 but has encountered shoulder problems in recent years and had surgery after the 2012 season.(STATS, 7:11pm)
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Zimmerman was spotted working out at first base before Wednesday's game, MLB.com's William Ladson reports. Impact: He's back in the lineup Wednesday and will man third base, but the fact that he's using some of his time before the game to get some work in at first base, leads us to believe we could see him get some starts there in the near future. The Nationals could opt to give Adam LaRoche an occasional day off and slide Anthony Rendon over to third, with Danny Espinosa's above average glove moving to second base. Zimmerman's inability to consistently make accurate throws from third base have been well-documented, but given that their best lineup includes LaRoche, it won't be a regular alignment, at least not this year.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Zimmerman (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday. Impact: While Zimmerman gets another day off, Danny Espinosa gets another spin at second base while Anthony Rendon handles Zimmerman's usual responsibilities on the hot corner. Zimmerman was on the field taking grounders and working on a modified throwing motion with defensive coach Mark Weidemaiter on Tuesday afternoon.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Zimmerman (shoulder) hopes to return to the lineup Wednesday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Manager Matt Williams backtracked on a bit on his statement Monday, when he described Zimmerman's shoulder as "arthritic," saying that because of the wear and tear, "degenerative" is a better word. Either way, the shoulder is clearly an issue, but Williams suggested he is optimistic Zimmerman will be able to return to third base Wednesday. The 29-year-old tweaked his delivery in on-field drills Tuesday, and said the sidearm motion felt much better.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Nationals manager Matt Williams described Zimmerman's shoulder as "arthritic" on Monday, Bill Ladson of mlb.com reports. Impact: That's not a word his fantasy owners will like hearing, but ongoing shoulder issues are priced in with Zimmerman at this point. Williams re-iterated that the plan going forward will be to let Zimmerman play some first base to help ease the stress on his throwing shoulder, but as yet the club hasn't shifted him across the diamond during the regular season. It does sound like the Nats are hoping he'll avoid a DL stint, however.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Manager Matt Williams said an MRI on Zimmerman's right shoulder showed only inflammation. The team will reevaluate him Tuesday. Impact: It's encouraging that the MRI revealed no structural damage, but the shoulder woes do merit some concern for fantasy owners, as Zimmerman dealt with similar concerns last season. His hot finish in September alleviated some of the fear that the injury might permanently sap his power, but this latest ailment brings a new round of worrying.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Apr 6, 2014
News: Zimmerman is out of the starting lineup against the Marlins as he works through problems with his throwing shoulder. Zimmerman says he hopes to play Wednesday night against Miami. Impact: He hasn't played in the field in a game since leaving Saturday's loss to Atlanta in the fifth inning because of soreness in his shoulder. An inning earlier, a throwing error by Zimmerman led to a pair of unearned runs. That was his second throwing error this season.(STATS, 12:31pm)
Apr 6, 2014
News: Zimmerman, who is scheduled to have an MRI on his shoulder Sunday, is not in the lineup for the final game of the Nats' series with the Braves, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. Impact: Although there were early reports suggesting otherwise, Zimmerman's name is not on the team's lineup card, which suggests that a decision regarding a possible DL stint is still up in the air. Anthony Rendon is playing third base for Washington on Sunday, while Danny Espinosa is joining the lineup at second base.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Zimmerman (shoulder) will have an MRI on Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Zimmerman left Saturday's game when he experienced soreness when he made a throw to first base, after fielding a ball at third. This is the same shoulder that he had surgically repaired after the 2012 season, when he played through the injury for most of that year. We should know more about Zimmerman's prognosis after the MRI, but an extended trip to the DL is very possible, albeit a worst case scenario.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Zimmerman left Saturday's game with right shoulder soreness. Impact: Zimmerman will be evaluated for Sunday's game. He left after two at-bats but played the field for an additional inning after the second at-bat.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Zimmerman tied his career high with four hits, including three that led off innings, in a 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. Impact: His second-inning home run off Zack Wheeler (0-1) started the Nationals' comeback from a 2-0 deficit. Zimmerman has a hit in each of the first four games this season, going 7 for 17 (.412) with three RBIs.(STATS, 7:08pm)
Ryan Zimmerman
2014 Season
AVG
.364
HR
2
RBI
6
RUNS
4
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 220  Age: 29
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 9/28/1984, Washington, North Carolina
College: Virginia
Debut: 2005
Salary: $14,000,000
Injury Status
4/13/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Fractured right thumb - out 4-6 weeks)