Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 4 days ago

Zimmerman went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in Monday's loss to Boston.

The blast was Zimmerman's second of the season, but he's hit just .154 through the first seven games. With the return of Jayson Werth to the lineup Monday, Zimmerman was penciled into the No. 5 spot in the order for manager Matt Williams.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 1 week ago

Zimmerman bopped his first homer of the year Wednesday against the Mets.

The two-run shot came in the first inning, and it ended up being his only hit of the day, as Zimmerman struck out two of his next three times up and ended up leaving five men on base. Health is always a question mark for the 30-year-old first baseman, but he should get back to the 20-homer level if he can stay on the field.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 3 weeks ago

Zimmerman (back) indicated he had no problems while participating in a batting practice session Sunday and he'll be in the lineup Monday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Zimmerman suffered the minor issue diving for a ball Friday, and it appears he'll be good to go for Monday. Assuming all goes well, it looks as though the now first baseman will be ready for Opening Day.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 3 weeks ago

Zimmerman doesn't expect to miss more than a couple of days after diving for a ground ball during Friday's game, Tom Schad of the Washington Times reports.

The issue doesn't seem to be a serious one, but given Zimmerman's checkered track record when it comes to his health, it wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be something that kept him on the shelf for Opening Day. If Zimmerman does miss any regular season action to start the season, look for Tyler Moore to get the nod at first base.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 3 weeks ago

Zimmerman left Friday's game early after diving for a ground ball, the Washington Post reports.

Nationals manager Matt Williams insisted that Zimmerman was "fine" and that removing him from the game was just a precaution, but given what's happened with Anthony Rendon (knee) this spring, Zimmerman owners would be justified in wanting a little more reassurance than that. Clint Robinson is listed as the starter at first base on Saturday, but Zimmerman was due for a day off anyway after getting the nod in three straight games. If you're drafting this weekend, don't drop him down on your cheat sheets just yet.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 1 month ago

Zimmerman went 2-for-3 at the plate on Saturday and looked very comfortable in the field at first base, making a couple of good plays on ground balls hit to his right.

So far this spring, Zimmerman's move across the diamond has gone without a hitch. If he's able to stay healthy at his new position, he should be able to return to his usual level of offensive production.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 4 months ago

Zimmerman says his hamstring is fully healed, the Washington Post reports.

Zimmerman was plagued by the injury throughout the second half of the season and into the playoffs, but he said after some extra off-season 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."

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 4 months ago

Zimmerman will move over to first base following the departure of Adam LaRoche to the White Sox in free agency.

The move is hardly surprising, given Zimmerman's defensive struggles at third base in recent season 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.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 6 months ago

Zimmerman admitted Thursday that he was "hurt enough not to play" in the NLDS, the Washington Post reports.

The 30-year-old rehabbed for two months in an attempt to be ready for the postseason, but he didn't make enough progress with the hamstring for manager Matt Williams to feel comfortable starting him over a healthy option. Zimmerman did pinch-hit in all four games of the series, however, going 1-for-4, with all four of his plate appearances coming with the bases empty. Adam LaRoche is a free agent this winter, and his departure would open the door for Zimmerman to step in at first base next season.

Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WAS 6 months ago

Zimmerman is not in the lineup Monday, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports.

His absence isn't health related, as manager Matt Williams said the best defensive lineup and the best offensive lineup against a lefty (Madison Bumgarner) did not include Zimmerman. He should be available off the bench.