Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:16:20 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) has worked on an underwater treadmill during his rehab, but that is the only thing he has done in the past month since suffering a Grade 3 hamstring strain. There is still no timetable for his return.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:19:45 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) has a Grade 3 hamstring strain and is expected to miss six weeks, according to general manager Mike Rizzo.
Fantasy Tip: This news essentially zaps Zimmerman's 2014 fantasy value. It is unlikely he'll be rushed back into everyday at-bats when he returns, and there is still potential for setbacks. It is safe to drop Zimmerman in shallow formats and standard leagues, unless you have an open disabled list slot.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:42:23 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) could return before the end of the regular season, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on Zimmerman's recovery and timetable. Williams and the organization are likely focused on Zimmerman returning for the playoffs, though.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:41:24 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) walked on an underwater treadmill Monday, August 4, and his hamstring felt fine, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman's timetable is still very much unknown. He is worth holding in most formats, but there are no guarantees he returns and has a significant impact in 2014.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:39 -0700
The Washington Nationals have acquired SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera figures to bat lower in the order with the Nationals, which will potentially hinder his counting stats. A new location could help Cabrera turn his season around, though. He should play the keystone position and should be owned in all NL-only leagues and deep mixed formats. He is worth considering in standard mixed leagues. Danny Espinosa will lose playing time, and the deal likely confirms the seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring tear. Any further fantasy contribution from Zimmerman in 2014 should be considered a bonus. Anthony Rendon projects to continue manning the hot corner, which after all, is his natural position.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:57 -0700
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, according to two baseball sources.
Fantasy Tip: If the reports are confirmed, Zimmerman is likely done for the season. Anthony Rendon has taken over at third base, but second base has been a platoon of Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen. Espinosa has the only real value, in NL-only leagues, but the team could address second base at the trade deadline.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:20:01 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) visited a doctor Monday, July 28, but the team is not releasing the exam results or giving a timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: The expression "No news is good news" likely doesn't apply here. The Nationals and fantasy owners could be without Zimmerman for a lengthy period of time.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:16:08 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) continues to rest his injured right hamstring. Manager Matt Williams said Monday, July 28, that he was uncertain how long Zimmerman will be sidelined after suffering a right hamstring injury last week. He was expected to visit a team doctor Monday. "There is still no activity, so we may have something after the game, certain (Tuesday) when we get here. We'll see what the doctor thinks," Williams said.
Fantasy Tip: With Zimmerman sidelined, Anthony Rendon has slid into an everyday role at the hot corner. That leaves second base wide open, with Danny Espinosa, Kevin Frandsen and Zach Walters competing for playing time at that position.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:33 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill "makes a ton of sense" for the Washington Nationals in a trade, according to one evaluator without ties to either team. Hill could play second with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the disabled list. Next year with 1B Adam LaRoche having a mutual option, Hill could play second, 2B Anthony Rendon could move to third and Zimmerman could play first.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:24:31 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is seeing a physical therapist, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. The Nationals have not disclosed a timetable for Zimmerman's return to the field.
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned, but be prepared to wait several more weeks for Zimmerman's return.