Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
23 hours ago

Zimmerman is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against Cleveland, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman is making his first start since returning from a rib cage injury that has sidelined him since July 7. The 31-year-old will regain his normal position at first base and bat seventh against Danny Salazar and the Indians. Zimmerman will look to rebound in the second half so long as he stays healthy as he's posted career-lows in BA (.221), OBP (.284), and SLG (.402) this season.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
1 day ago

Zimmerman has been activated from the DL on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman should regain his starting spot at first base for the Nationals upon his return. During his last rehab appearance on Saturday, Zimmerman homered and collected three RBI for High-A Potomac. Before going on the disabled list, Zimmerman struggled in 74 games with the Nationals, hitting just .221/.284/.402.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
3 days ago

Zimmerman (ribs) expect to make his return Tuesday against Cleveland, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman started his third straight rehab game Saturday for High-A Potomac, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a homer and three RBI. He's recorded a hit in each rehab contest so far, and should be ready to jump back into action following Monday's team day off.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
4 days ago

Zimmerman (ribs) will play in a rehab game Saturday at High-A Potomac, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday marks 15 days since Zimmerman hit the disabled list, but he's not expected to remain unavailable for much longer. Barring a setback over the weekend, the expectation is that the veteran will be back with the Nationals on Tuesday. In his last rehab start Thursday, also at Potomac, Zimmerman wen 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
5 days ago

Zimmerman (ribs) is expected to be activated from the DL on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a run in his first rehab assignment game for Low-A Potomac on Thursday and figures to play several more minor league games before returning to the majors shortly after the weekend. The 31-year-old was placed on the DL on July 8 with a left rib cage strain but has progressed through his rehab with no setbacks. He'll reassume a .221/.284/.402 slash line when he returns to the Nationals.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
6 days ago

Zimmerman (ribs) will start a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Thursday, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker said he hopes Zimmerman will get three rehab games in and then travel with the team to Cleveland, with his activation coming Tuesday. He struggled before landing on the DL, slashing .221/.284/.402, although he managed 12 homers in 74 games, and could be a sneaky source of power down the stretch.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
7 days ago

Zimmerman (ribs) will begin a rehab assignment soon, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman, who was placed on the disabled list on July 8 with a left rib cage strain, will look to join the Nationals as soon as next week. On the season, Zimmerman is hitting .221/.284/.402 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 281 at-bats.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
1 week ago

Zimmerman (ribs) was able to run the bases prior to Sunday's game, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports. "Things are coming along. I'm going day by day," Zimmerman said. "I have six or seven days before I'm allowed to come off [the disabled list]. I haven't done anything to talk about. But [the rib cage] feels good."

EDGE Analysis

He'll still need to swing a bat before the Nats are willing to put a timetable on his return, but assuming he has no setbacks Zimmerman should be back in the lineup next week.

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
2 weeks ago

Zimmerman (ribs) played catch in the outfield prior to Friday's game, The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nats are still hopeful Zimmerman will only need close to the minimum 15 days on his DL stint, but manager Dusty Baker expressed some caution Friday. "It's hard to simulate body rotation on a 95 [mph fastball]," Baker said. "You just don't see 95's in practice. That's not the objective of practice. We're doing all we can do. Zim's working. He told me he was taking three sessions a day to try to get right."

Ryan Zimmerman
1B WSH
3 weeks ago

Zimmerman (ribs) hopes to return after spending the minimum 15 days on the DL, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to manager Dusty Baker, Zimmerman felt something on a swing during Wednesday's game, and upon further evaluation was found to have a left rib cage strain. It marks Zimmerman's sixth consecutive season with a trip to the DL. Zimmerman seems to think he'll still be available for most of the first half, but he will need to progress quickly through his rehab program and avoid any setbacks in order to return after 15 days.