Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:58:25 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman continues to work at first base in spring training, and the team has been impressed with his athleticism in learning the new position. "His athleticism is key for us," manager Matt Williams said. "He catches everything. He doesn't miss a ball."
Fantasy Tip: The most intriguing thing about Zimmerman entering the 2015 season is that he'll add first base to his eligibility collection, which makes him a bit more valuable to fantasy baseball owners. In addition to first, he'll also be eligible at third and in the outfield. However, there's plenty of injury risk that comes along with him, which is why he's ranked 13th in our third base rankings once the bigger names come off the board.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:33:55 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman won't be playing outfield or third base during defensive work this spring, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman will spend all his time at first base.
Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman's injury concerns are the biggest reason why he's fallen so far in the third base rankings heading into 2015. Power may be a concern now, too, if his shoulder is no longer as strong as it once was. Both third and first base eligibility will be nice, but he may not see enough time to qualify as an outfielder.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:18:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals are unlikely to bring back 1B Adam LaRoche next season. The team may consider moving 3B Ryan Zimmerman across the diamond to serve as the regular first baseman.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:21:30 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) said he was 'hurt enough not to play.' Zimmerman appeared in every game of the National League Division Series as a pinch hitter, but he did not run the bases or play the field.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:23:02 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman is not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the National League Division Series. Manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman's omission from the lineup has nothing to do with his health.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:54:50 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) accepts his role coming off the bench in the National League Division Series. Zimmerman said he is not 100 percent, and noted it would be a lot harder, if he did not miss significant time due to injury.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:23:39 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) was unable to play third base in a simulated game Wednesday, Oct. 1, and hasn't appeared at the hot corner since Sept. 20. Zimmerman played in left field during the simulated game, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman doesn't have an obvious spot if he were to return to the starting lineup, making it likely that he'll be in a bench role in the National League Division Series.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:08:54 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B/OF Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Sept. 27, although he said his hamstring is OK.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:03 -0700
Washington Nationals OFs Bryce Harper and Denard Span, 1B Adam LaRoche, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Ian Desmond and 3B Ryan Zimmerman are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26, in the second game of the team's doubleheader.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:51:11 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, 1B Adam LaRoche, SS Ian Desmond and 3B Ryan Zimmerman are not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 25, for the second game of the team's doubleheader.