Ryan Zimmerman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zimmerman denies PED allegations in 1st public comments on issue

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With allegations of PED use and a defamation lawsuit filed as a result of them, there's no question this was a tough offseason for Ryan Zimmerman. He spoke publicly for the first time on the matter Tuesday morning, issuing a defense of his character, a denial of the charges and an explanation..." February 23

  • MLB asks USADA to assist in Al Jazeera PED investigation

    SB Nation "The Al Jazeera PED documentary story has taken yet another turn, as Major League Baseball has enlisted the assistance of the US Anti-Doping Agency in its investigation of the documentary's claims. MLB hopes to find out if players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman received banned drugs, as was..." January 27

  • Report: Ryan Zimmerman sues Al Jazeera over alleged defamation

    Sportsnaut "The Al Jazeera report linking many athletes, most notably Peyton Manning, will apparently be on its way to the courtroom. Another athlete named in the reports, Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, has filed a lawsuit according to Reuters. Any success that Zimmerman has in this lawsuit..." January 06

  • Attorney for Howard, Zimmerman denies PED report

    MLB.com "The lawyer for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman vehemently denied a report that they received performance-enhancing drugs, calling the claims "outright lies" and vowing to fight them in court. William Burck of Quinn Emanuel represents Howard and..." December 28

  • Report: Howard, Zimmerman linked to PEDs

    The Score "Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, and free-agent catcher Taylor Teagarden have been listed among several athletes linked to performance-enhancing drugs. On Saturday, The Huffington Post named the three major-league players based..." December 27

  • Report: MLB to investigate doping allegations against Howard, Zimmerman

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and the NFL will each investigate claims made in an Al Jazeera documentary that legendary quarterback Peyton Manning and other athletes, including Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals and Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies, used performance enhancing drugs..." December 27

  • Ryan Zimmerman is healthy, and once again, hoping to stay that way

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman explains his recent injury trouble like this: In the course of 10 to 15 years spent playing a grueling game at its highest level, injuries strike nearly everyone — leaving only the very lucky unscathed. “The last two, three years have been frustrating for me. Nobody wants to be..." December 17

  • Zimmerman won't return from oblique strain

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It comes as no surprise at this point, but Ryan Zimmerman won’t have enough time to return from a strained oblique muscle to play before the end of the season. Sidelined for three weeks with the ailment, Zimmerman has been trying to get himself feeling well enough to return to the field before..." September 30

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    No surprise at this point but Matt Williams says he doubts Ryan Zimmerman returns by end of season due to oblique strain.

  • Zimmerman swings but still feeling oblique pain

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Ryan Zimmerman's attempt to return before season's end continues, but the Nationals first baseman continues to feel a pull in his strained left oblique muscle when he tries to swing, reducing his chances of making that return. Zimmerman, out since September 8 with this injury, has begun taking..." September 24

  • Zimmerman out vs. Mets with oblique injury

    Nats Insider "Out of the lineup for the second time in three days, this time for a huge matchup against the New York Mets, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a new injury he is dealing with. Zimmerman has soreness in his left oblique after hurting the muscle during a swing in Monday’s loss. Zimmerman..." September 08

  • Zimmerman leads Nats not with words but example

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Ryan Zimmerman is the last guy in the Nationals clubhouse who is going to gather his teammates together and offer an impassioned plea for better play on the field. There isn't an ounce of cheerleader in the man's body. Never has been, never will be. Which doesn't mean Zimmerman can't still be a..." September 03

  • Werth, Zim to rejoin Nats tonight

    MLB.com "The Nationals are expected to add two significant bats to their lineup when they face the Marlins on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Left fielder Jayson Werth and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman are expected to be activated from the disabled list, according to two baseball sources. The Nationals have not..." July 28

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    Chris Johnson @masnCJ

    Ryan Zimmerman will join Double-A Harrisburg today to begin a rehab assignment. #Nats

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    MASN Nationals @masnNationals

    JUST IN: Ryan Zimmerman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left foot plantar fasciitis. #Nats pic.twitter.com/qCzj6dz9eb

  • Zimmerman healthy, at peace with move to first base

    Nats Insider "Ryan Zimmerman’s body is healthy, that is, as healthy as 30-year-old with 1,198 big-league games of wear and tear can be. Just as significant, Zimmerman’s mind is at ease as he begins his 10th spring training with the Nationals, his first as anything other than a third baseman. “All good things..." February 24

  • Zimmerman ready to embrace first base

    Nats Insider "Ryan Zimmerman has always understood the value of a good first baseman. And he’s determined to become one himself, now that he knows once and for all he’ll be moving across the diamond on a permanent basis. “I’ve been lucky to play with a couple really good first basemen,” the long-time third..." December 15

  • Adam LaRoche accepts that he must step aside to make room for Ryan Zimmerman

    Washington Post "For so many reasons, Adam LaRoche wants to stay. He adores his Washington Nationals teammates. He believes the team that was — in his words — “terrible” when he arrived will win into the foreseeable future. He sees people in Nationals caps around his home in McLean, and when he first came here he..." October 11

  • Ryan Zimmerman was ‘hurt enough not to play’ in the NLDS

    Washington Post "In the end, Ryan Zimmerman’s right hamstring and the circumstances of the series never gave him a chance to make a major impact on the NLDS. Zimmerman worked for two months to return on the early side, so he could join the Nationals for the playoffs. His hamstring never reached a point where the..." October 09

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Sounds like Ryan Zimmerman is on his way to Miami after playing 7 innings in Viera today. Likely to be activated for tomorrow's game.

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Ryan Zimmerman walked on underwater treadmill yesterday, hamstring felt fine, per Matt Williams. First of many steps to returning.

  • Report: Ryan Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain

    CBS Sports "The Nationals still haven't publicly announced the severity of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring injury, but there's a report from Bill Ladson (the beat writer for the Nationals official website) that says it's a Grade 3 hamstring strain. This would be the most significant strain (Grades..." July 30

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    It looks like Ryan Zimmerman is going on disabled list because of a hamstring injury. #Nats #Nationals #MLB

  • Ryan Zimmerman set to be activated off DL, play left field

    CBS Sports "The Nationals are expected to activate Ryan Zimmerman off the 15-day DL on Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. He has been on the disabled list for nearly two months with a broken thumb. Zimmerman, 29, will not be returning to the team at third base, however. He is expected to play..." June 03

  • Ryan Zimmerman could be back with the Nationals by Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Earlier, Aaron Gleeman wrote about Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman starting a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac. What wasn’t initially clear was how long it would take for Zimmerman to return to the Nats’ lineup. CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman provides us a goal and it’s a lot sooner..." May 31

  • Ryan Zimmerman cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Hardball Talk "It remains to be seen what position(s) he’ll play once he returns from a fractured right thumb, but the Nationals have cleared Ryan Zimmerman to begin a minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Single-A. Zimmerman has been out since April 12 with an injury that was initially supposed to carry a..." May 30

  • Nats plan to have Zimmerman rotate among three spots, including OF

    CBS Sports "The Nationals are working on a plan for Ryan Zimmerman to rotate among third base, first base and left field once he returns from the disabled list, perhaps lining him to be that rare multi-positional star, league sources said. The Nationals have yet to announce their plans, but Zimmerman has..." May 28

  • Nats plan to have Zimmerman rotate among three spots, including OF

    CBS Sports "The Nationals are working on a plan for Ryan Zimmerman to rotate among third base, first base and left field once he returns from the disabled list, perhaps lining him to be that rare multi-positional star, league sources said. The Nationals have yet to announce their plans, but Zimmerman has..." May 28

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Ryan Zimmerman said he is not learning to play the outfield. He is just working out in the outfield. #Nats #Nationals #MLB

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Per Matt Williams, no surgery for Ryan Zimmerman's broken right thumb. Specialist examined him yesterday and bone is set. Still 4-6 weeks.

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Ryan Zimmerman fractured right thumb. Out four to six weeks.

  • Ryan Zimmerman has arthritic right shoulder

    MLB.com "On Sunday, Nationals manager Matt Williams said third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had inflammation in his right shoulder but there wasn't any structural damage. However, Williams went on 106.7 The Fan FM on Monday night and gave a much worse description of Zimmerman's shoulder, saying the slugger..." April 08

  • Ryan Zimmerman's MRI negative

    CSN Washington "An MRI on Ryan Zimmerman's right shoulder revealed no structural damage, just inflammation, Nationals manager Matt Williams said on Sunday. The Nats' third baseman will now rest on the team's off-day and be reevaluated Tuesday. Zimmerman actually pinch-hit for the Nationals in the eighth inning..." April 07

  • Ryan Zimmerman has been having trouble with his throwing mechanics

    Hardball Talk "Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has committed 135 errors in his ten-year career, and a whopping 97 of them — 72 percent — have been throwing errors. Zimmerman has ranked second in baseball in errors committed in each of the last two seasons, with 21 and 19, accounting for nearly one-third..." April 06

  • Zimmerman not moving off the hot corner anytime soon

    Masn "Last night's Rays win over the Rangers in the American League play-in game means that former Nationals great David DeJesus will taste the postseason for the first time in his 11-year big league career. What do you think DeJesus will remember most about this season - finally reaching the..." October 01

  • Ryan Zimmerman, Dan Haren lift Washington to 3-0 win over Mets

    Washington Post "For years Ryan Zimmerman never needed to overcome a baseball season. He drew comparisons to Brooks Robinson clobbered around 25 homers a year and earned a $100 million contract. He had nothing to endure. He existed easily in a hard game until this season. His throwing mechanics broke down his bat..." September 12

  • Davey Johnson on Ryan Zimmerman possibly moving to first base

    Washington Post "On his way from the field to the field during batting practice Tuesday Ryan Zimmerman stopped to field a few balls at first. It wasn’t any kind of practice; he was just hanging out with Adam LaRoche. A few minutes earlier Manager Davey Johnson had been discussing the possibility of Zimmerman..." August 07

  • Ryan Zimmerman set to return to Nats Friday

    CSN Washington "After making it through last night's game at Class A Potomac with no problems, Ryan Zimmerman is set to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals lineup tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. Zimmerman, out since April 18 with a strained left hamstring, went 0-for-3 and reached on an error..." May 02

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Ryan Zimmerman officially added to Class A Potomac roster. He'll begin rehab assignment there tonight. #NationalsTalk

  • Ryan Zimmerman to disabled list; Anthony Rendon called up

    Washington Times "Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring problem following Saturday’s game, and the Nationals will call up top prospect Anthony Rendon to start in his place. Manager Davey Johnson announced the move following the Nationals’ 7-6 win over the New York..." April 20

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    Nationals PR @NationalsPR

    Davey's Lineup, Fri @ NYM/G16: Span cf, Werth rf, Harper lf, LaRoche 1b, Desmond ss, Tracy 3b, Lombardozzi 2b, Suzuki c, Strasburg rhp

  • Ryan Zimmerman’s errant throws no concern to Nationals

    Washington Times "Ryan Zimmerman was busy with his pregame work early Wednesday afternoon, so he was not present when the clubhouse televisions flashed a debate topic on MLB Network. The question the analysts were discussing, on the heels of Zimmerman’s fourth throwing error of the season in Tuesday’s 8-2 loss..." April 18

  • Ryan Zimmerman dealing with hamstring cramping

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman smashed his first home of the season in the fourth inning of a 10-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday, but he trotted gingerly as he rounded the bases. It was the first visible sign that anything was bothering him, and he completed the game at third base without any..." April 16

  • Zimmerman not concerned by recent errors

    MLB.com "After watching Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman make key errors against the Braves on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, an American League scout asked when Zimmerman was moving over to play first base. The scout feels Zimmerman's arm isn't strong enough to play third base any more. In..." April 15

  • Ryan Zimmerman confident in his throwing, even if others aren’t

    Washington Post "Before the Nationals’ 8-5 loss to the Miami Marlins today, a rival scout expressed a growing sentiment surrounding the Nationals. He had seen third baseman Ryan Zimmerman throwing across the diamond in warm-ups for much of the spring, and he hadn’t seen much improvement over last season’s awkward..." March 27

  • A 1-2 punch in the 3-4 spots

    Nats Insider "It appears all but a certainty now that the Nationals will open the season with Bryce Harper hitting third and Ryan Zimmerman sliding down into the cleanup role consistently for the first time in his career. And based on the way things have progressed here this spring, why wouldn't Davey Johnson..." March 14

  • Ryan Zimmerman starts throwing to bases, feeling ‘back to normal’

    Washington Post "All spring, Ryan Zimmerman has stood out among the third basemen fielding groundballs during the Nationals’ infield routine. The others would corral the ball and fire it across the diamond. Zimmerman would pull the ball out of his glove and toss it aside or lob it to home plate. That changed..." February 28

  • Ryan Zimmerman hits, Denard Span impresses, Mark Lerner shags

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman has never had much use for the Grapefruit League. Every year, he does make it hard to read between the lines of what he says about spring training. He could get ready for the season in a week, probably, which is why he does not find the slow pace of recovering from shoulder surgery..." February 23

  • Ryan Zimmerman progressing, but will DH early in spring

    CSN Washington "His surgically repaired shoulder gaining strength each day, Ryan Zimmerman has ramped up his throwing program. Zimmerman played catch this morning from 75 feet and expects to advance to 90 feet tomorrow, gradually working his way back to the point he'll be able to participate fully in..." February 19

  • Ryan Zimmerman is focused on more natural throwing mechanics

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman stood 30 feet away from Matt Eiden, the Washington Nationals’ assistant strength coach and, for the moment, his guinea pig of a throwing partner. It was mid-January and Zimmerman had not thrown a baseball for months, not since the shoulder surgery he underwent in November. He would..." February 16

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