Rotowire: Dec 16 / 7:29a ET
News: Zimmerman said Tuesday his hamstring is fully healed, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Zimmerman was plagued by the injury throughout the second half of last season and into the playoffs, but he said after some extra offseason rest, he's back to doing normal workouts and baseball activities. The Nationals will transition Zimmerman to first base this season, a position he's eager to embrace. "I like it because I know how nice it is to have a good first baseman," Zimmerman said. "I've been lucky to play with a couple really good first basemen, being on the other side of the field it's comforting to know that you have a guy over there where if you get it close, he's going to help you out a lot, and that's what I'm going to work to be because I know how nice that makes you feel when you're an infielder."
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 9:56p ET
News: Zimmerman will move over to first base following the departure of Adam LaRoche to the White Sox in free agency.
Impact: The move is hardly surprising, given Zimmerman's defensive struggles at third base in recent seasons and the proficiency of Anthony Rendon at the position. A hamstring injury wiped out most of Zimmerman's second half in 2014, and he'll look to rebound from a season where he hit just five homers in 240 plate appearances despite an improved strikeout rate (15.4%) and steady .280/.342/.449 line.