Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 23 Days

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 3B/LF WAS 26 Days

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.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Zimmerman is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins, according to the Washington Post.

Manager Matt Williams said earlier in the week that he wanted to give Zimmerman regular at-bats over the last few days of the regular season, but he will not stick to that plan Saturday, as Zimmerman will open on the bench.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

As expected, Zimmerman (hamstring) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, CSN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

Since coming off the DL on Sunday, Zimmerman did not start Monday or Tuesday, but the plan is for him to play a full nine innings Wednesday. With Denard Span (knee) out of the lineup for precautionary reasons, Zimmerman will slide into left field while Bryce Harper shifts to center.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Manager Matt Williams told MLB Network Radio that he expects Zimmerman (hamstring) to play nine innings in left field Wednesday against the Mets.

Zimmerman, who returned from the disabled list Saturday, was held out of the lineup the last two days after his hamstring bothered him a little more than he anticipated. He was still able to pinch-hit Tuesday night, and it seems like the couple days off have granted him adequate recovery. He'll likely step into the lineup Wednesday for Denard Span, who will more than likely be rested after suffering a bruised knee while making a diving catch a night earlier.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Zimmerman (hamstring) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of CSN reports.

Zimmerman was originally slated to start at third base Tuesday, but he pushed his nagging hamstring a bit more than anticipated in Saturday's game, so the team will take extra caution with the playoffs looming. Zimmerman did not play Sunday, and even with an off day Monday, he'll remain out of the lineup against the Mets and starter Bartolo Colon. The good news is Zimmerman went through a full workout Tuesday afternoon and came away without any issues.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Zimmerman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Zimmerman was activated from the disabled list Saturday to get the start in left field, but he'll take a seat Sunday in favor of Kevin Frandsen. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Zimmerman experienced a bit of expected soreness in his hamstring following Saturday's game, and the Nationals are just playing it safe for now. The team has admitted he won't be at 100 percent for the remainder of 2014, so look for them to continue to give Zimmerman regular off-days. The lineup inconsistency makes him a bit of a risky fantasy play during the final week of the season.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Zimmerman went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Zimmerman returned from a hamstring injury after missing 55 games and immediately made an impact in Saturday's game. With the Nationals down two runs to none, he tripled in a run in the 7th to start the comeback and finished the game with two hits.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Zimmerman "won't be 100 percent until next year" but still expects to start a good portion of games the rest of the season, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Zimmerman participated in some instructional league games earlier in the week, and was activated as expected on Saturday. Zimmerman should provide the Nationals with another good bat despite not being 100 percent, and could see time at third base, first base and left field over the remainder of the regular season and into the playoffs.

Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 1 Month

Zimmerman (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, MLB.com's Amanda Comak reports.

Zimmerman suffered the hamstring injury July 22, and missed 55 games because of it. He will add another big bat to a lineup that already runs deep with talent. It will be interesting to see how the Nats' decide to work Zimmerman into the lineup with Anthony Rendon having a good season and the team adding Asdrubal Cabrera at second base. Zimmerman also can play some left field, so he may be moved around in a utility fashion.