Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:35:16 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman will remain the everyday third baseman in 2014, but he will also move across the diamond and spend some time at first base. He'll take grounders at first in spring training, and it's a possible transition for a permanent position switch down the road. He could spell 1B Adam LaRoche against tough left-handed pitchers for 10 to 15 games in the season. "If that's best for the team, I'm willing to play over there," Zimmerman said. "I don't want to play 60 games over there. The way I played at the end of last season and the way my arm felt, I think third base is my best position and it gives our team the best chance to win. I feel like I'm the best third baseman that we have." Manager Matt Williams doesn't want Zimmerman playing first out of fear that his previous throwing woes will continue, but rather to give the club more versatility.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:31:24 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) said Wednesday, Dec. 4, that he feels physically and mentally over last winter's shoulder operation.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:35:45 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman has been playing fine at third base, and he isn't ready to say that he needs to make a position switch. He has committed 21 errors this season and earlier this year lacked confidence to play the position effectively due to his shoulder problems from the past. Zimmerman has recovered in the second half of the season, although whether he moves to first base next season won't be entirely up to him. His arm strength has increased as the season has gone on. Zimmerman also thinks a normal offseason routing will help his throwing motion and arm strength this offseason; he plans on taking a month off before lifting weights in January in order to give him full range of motion with his shoulder.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:08:39 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) revealed that his shoulder probably won't be completely normal until the offseason, but it doesn't cause him any pain when he's swinging. Washington could give him more days off in the second half of the season to keep him as healthy as possible.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't affect Zimmerman's fantasy value, since it's not affecting his swing at all, at least not yet. As always, check to see if he's in the starting lineup on a daily basis, though.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:41:23 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is back in the lineup Wednesday, June 26.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:37:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is dealing with right shoulder issues and is out of the lineup Tuesday, June 25. Manager Davey Johnson isn't worried, though.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:36:07 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (undisclosed) is not in the team's lineup Tuesday, June 25.
Fri, 03 May 2013 11:41:48 -0700
The Washington Nationals have activated 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned 3B Anthony Rendon to Double-A Harrisburg.
Wed, 01 May 2013 20:23:03 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) said Wednesday, May 1, that he will come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: Keep Zimmerman reserved in all fantasy leagues until he is officially activated from the DL and able to prove his health in one full game without any setbacks.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:32:49 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac Wednesday, May 1.