Ryan Zimmerman RUMORS & NEWS

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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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Nats, Zimmermann 'hung up' in contract talks

    Rotoworld "Jordan Zimmermann said contract talks with the Nationals are "kind of hung up right now." Zimmermann requested $5.8 million and was offered $4.6 million by the Nationals when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month, and it sounds like the two sides are having trouble closing the..." January 27

  • Move Ryan Zimmerman To First Base? Not Just Yet

    Federal Baseball "Ryan Zimmerman might have to move to first base in the future to accomodate the Washington Nationals' top hitting prospect, Anthony Rendon, who was drafted as a third baseman out of Rice. The Nats can't sign Adam LaRoche to more than a two-year deal because they need room in the infield, and..." December 17

  • Nationals' 3B Ryan Zimmerman Has Arthroscopic Surgery On Shoulder

    Federal Baseball "The Washington Nationals' 28-year-old third baseman Ryan Zimmerman needed multiple cortisone shot in his right shoulder in order to make it through the 2012 campaign. After struggling at the start and having the issue diagnosed as inflammation in the AC joint of his shoulder, the '05 1st Round..." October 25

  • Ryan Zimmerman hits homer, feels 'less hectic' in Game 2 loss

    Washington Post "By the time the shadows had receded and Ryan Zimmerman could finally see the ball yesterday afternoon, the Nationals already trailed by six runs. He came to the plate against Lance Lynn in the fifth with the Nationals all but dead, and the face of the franchise revived them as much as he..." October 09

  • Ryan Zimmerman's RBI total shows Nationals' top-of-the-order improvement

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman could still reach 100 RBIs this season, which says something about him and even more about the hitters in front of him. Zimmerman has 93 RBIs with nine games remaining despite spending two weeks on the disabled list and another month stuck in a wicked slump. It is an accomplishment..." September 26

  • Ryan Zimmerman, long the face of the Nationals franchise, finally gets a postseason

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman took the red Nationals t-shirt and pulled it over his jersey on the field at Nationals Park following Thursday's 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He plopped a gray and white cap on his dome. A foreign word was spread across the chest: "Postseason." The even-keeled Zimmerman..." September 21

  • Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman Receives Another Cortisone Shot In Shoulder

    Federal Baseball "Ryan Zimmerman's 2012 season can be split into two halves. Before Cortisone and After Cortisone. Before the 27-year-old third baseman had a cortisone shot that took on June 24th 2012, the Nats' '05 1st Round pick had a .218/.285/.305 line with 10 doubles and three home runs in 55 games and 242 PAs..." September 19

  • Two Zimmerman(n)s In Game 1, None In Game 2 For Nationals

    True Blue L.A. "It's Ernie Banks day in Washington D.C. as the Dodgers take on the Nationals in a doubleheader at Nationals Park. Aaron Harang and Jordan Zimmermann, the planned starters on Tuesday night, will start the opening game, with Josh Beckett and John Lannan getting the call in Game 2. Ryan..." September 19

  • Ryan Zimmerman continues to erase slow, painful beginning: 'that was a trying time'

    Washington Post "Following Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Mets, Nationals veteran utility man Mark DeRosa turned to Ryan Zimmerman and said, "You made it back." It's a remark that has been uttered several times already about Zimmerman since late June. But with every passing game, hit and home run, Zimmerman is..." September 14

  • Ryan Zimmerman does some 'maintenance' on his throwing mechanics

    Washington Post "As Ryan Zimmerman took his pregame fielding practice this week, Jeff Garber stood behind him and studied his throwing motion. Garber is the Nationals' infield coordinator, the coach who last year helped Zimmerman overhaul his mechanics on the fly. Garber, in the wake of multiple throwing errors by..." September 09

  • Ryan Zimmerman still out with sore back, expects to return tomorrow

    Washington Post "After Ryan Zimmerman said last night he planned to play today, the Nationals' star third baseman remains out of the lineup for a second straight day with stiffness in his lower back. Zimmerman said there is a "99.99 percent" chance he returns tomorrow, but tonight Chad Tracy will play third..." August 01

  • Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche expected to return Wednesday

    Washington Post "Both third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and first baseman Adam LaRoche are expected to return Wednesday after missing Tuesday night's 6-0 loss with sore backs. Zimmerman sat after he tweaked his back sliding into home plate Sunday with the eventual game-winning run. He said his back felt fine during..." August 01

  • Nationals vs. Mets: Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman help Washington break it open in the 10th

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper, even at age 19, has become such an ingrained part of the Washington Nationals' season that you forget how often he still encounters something new. Monday night, he played in this city for the first time. He introduced himself with a booming home run, and later the game provided..." July 24

  • Ryan Zimmerman makes the clutch play he couldn't Friday

    Washington Post "Friday night, the Nationals completed their collapse against the Braves on the back of Ryan Zimmerman's mistake. With Tom Gorzelanny on the mound in the 11th inning of a tie game, he ranged to his left to make a fabulous stop, but he spun and flung an off-line, wild throw wide of Adam LaRoche. It..." July 24

  • Jordan Zimmermann could pitch the first game back after the all-star break, followed by Gonzalez, Strasburg

    Washington Post "Following the all-star break, the Nationals' probable starting rotation will have Jordan Zimmermann pitching the first game back in Miami, followed by Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Manager Davey Johnson said Sunday. Edwin Jackson and Ross Detwiler, respectively, will round out the final..." July 09

  • Ryan Zimmerman leads charge as Washington surges past San Francisco, 9-4

    Washington Post "Another fine pitcher took the mound against the Washington Nationals' resurgent offense Wednesday and met the same result: not just a loss but a whipping by a lineup that, earlier this season, might have succumbed to an early deficit. On this day, without their best power hitter this season or..." July 05

  • Jordan Zimmermann not one of the Nationals' all-star pitchers, but still one of their best

    Washington Post "The starter who leads the Nationals' rotation in both ERA and innings is not one of the two going to the All-Star Game. Jordan Zimmermann has a lower ERA (2.77) and has thrown more innings (97 1/3) than either Stephen Strasburg or Gio Gonzalez. Zimmermann has not been as dominant as those two, but..." July 03

  • Ryan Zimmerman gives Nationals' offense shot of power after injection

    Washington Times "Gone are the swings a tick too slow, the confounding strikeouts, the weak ground balls to the left side. In the first three games since Ryan Zimmerman received a cortisone shot in the AC joint of his right shoulder, he was 6 for 13 with two doubles and a home run. Tuesday night, in the process..." June 28

  • Ryan Zimmerman regains his form quickly, records milestone at Coors Field

    Washington Post "It may be difficult, after just three games, to declare Ryan Zimmerman back to being himself. But following his performance last night, it is also difficult to draw any other conclusion. Since Zimmerman received a cortisone shot about an hour before first pitch Sunday, he has ditched an epic..." June 27

  • Zimmerman receives cortisone shot before breakout game, plans to play through shoulder injury all season

    Washington Post "Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman received a cortisone injection in his aching right shoulder before he went 2 for 4 this afternoon in the Nationals' 2-1 loss in Baltimore, a procedure Zimmerman plans to repeat when necessary in order to regain his effectiveness and stay off the disabled list..." June 25

  • Zimmerman gets cortisone shot in right shoulder

    MLB.com "Ryan Zimmerman received a cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder before Sunday's game, eliminating much of the soreness he had been feeling and allowing him to enjoy a 2-for-4 day at the plate. After the 2-1 loss to the Orioles, manager Davey Johnson revealed that Zimmerman had gotten..." June 24

  • Ryan Zimmerman might go back on disabled list because of ailing shoulder

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman may need a cortisone shot for his ailing right shoulder, which could land the Nationals' third baseman back on the disabled list. Zimmerman, an all-star in 2009, has already had a stint on the DL from April 27 to May 8 for the injury, missing 13 games. "I've been hitting for a..." June 24