Ryan Zimmerman 11 | Third Base

Washington Nationals

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Mon. July 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Nationals could reveal a specific timetable for Zimmerman's return from a pulled hamstring Monday or Tuesday, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports. Impact: There was a report last week that Zimmerman could be out 6-to-8 weeks with the substantial hamstring injury, but the team has yet to confirm that timetable, although general manager Mike Rizzo acknowledged the team has a diagnosis. If he misses eight weeks with the injury, he would have little utility in single-season leagues, but owners should wait until the team officially announces the severity of the injury before deciding to cut bait.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Zimmerman (hamstring) could be out 6-to-8 weeks, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Impact: This is just a rumor, reported by Rosenthal, as the team has not announced such a timetable, but there's no reason to doubt the validity of the report. Last we heard, the hamstring strain was "pretty substantial," and that certainly seems to be the case. Although he's not in the lineup Saturday, Danny Espinosa (and to a lesser degree, Zach Walters) still seems to be the benefactor in terms of playing time, unless the Nationals decide to address the situation via trade. Owners in single-season leagues will now need to consider dropping Zimmerman, as he probably won't return until mid-September if this timetable is accurate.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Zimmerman (hamstring) has a "pretty substantial" hamstring strain, according to manager Matt Williams, and he will likely miss more than a couple weeks. Impact: The team doesn't want to put a timetable on how long Zimmerman will be out, but owners should prepare to be without the third baseman until at least mid-August. He was placed on the 15-day DL Wednesday, and Anthony Rendon will manage third base with Danny Espinosa covering second base during Zimmerman's absence.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Washington has put Zimmerman on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Impact: Zimmerman was injured in the sixth inning Tuesday night while running out a grounder. Manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman had an MRI on Wednesday and remains "pretty sore." The 29-year-old Zimmerman missed 44 games with a fractured right thumb earlier this season. The Nationals are 33-19 this year when Zimmerman is in the lineup. He's hitting .282 with five homers and 36 RBIs.(STATS, 2:45pm)
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Zimmerman (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Zimmerman was destined to miss at least a few games as a result of the right hamstring strain he sustained in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, prompting the team to just get ahead of the ailment and move him to the DL right away. It remains uncertain at this juncture how long Zimmerman will be sidelined until the results of his MRI become available, and the untimely injury comes just as he was starting to get hot at the plate. While Zimmerman is out, Anthony Rendon will take over primary duties at third base, with Danny Espinosa moving from a bench role to the team's primary second baseman.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Zimmerman left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports. "It's concerning," manager Matt Williams said after the game of Zimmerman's injury. Impact: He will have an MRI on Wednesday, but it sounds like he will miss at least a few games, and could end up needing a stint on the DL. He suffered the injury trying to beat out a grounder to first base in the sixth inning against the Rockies. Anthony Rendon will slide to third base with Danny Espinosa playing second base as long as Zimmerman is out.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Zimmerman kept the fantasy good times rolling with two hits Sunday. Impact: The Nationals third baseman went 6 for 12 with a homer and five RBIs over the weekend as his club won two of three at home over Milwaukee. He's 11 for 26 with 10 RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak. Zimmerman is a career .348 hitter against Colorado for his highest mark against any team. His .368 average in 29 games at Coors Field is his best in any ballpark. The Nats play Colorado there starting Monday.(STATS, 5:03pm)
Sun. July 20, 2014
News: Zimmerman was 2 for 4 with three RBIs Saturday. Impact: Zimmerman is 9 for 22 with eight RBIs in his last six games.(STATS, 2:14pm)
Ryan Zimmerman
2014 Season
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
ON 15-DAY DL (Strained right hamstring - out 6-8 weeks)