Zimmermann pitches Nats past Mets, Magic No. down to 5

  The Washington Nationals won with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound for a ninth straight start, getting a two-run homer from Wilson Ramos in the seventh inning of a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Zimmermann allowed six hits and a walk in outpitching Jonathon Niese for 6 2/3 innings, helping Washington reduce its magic number for winning a second division title in three...
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Nats' Zimmerman to begin rehab games, eyes return before playoffs

  Washington Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, attempting to return from a hamstring injury before the regular season ends, plans to leave Sunday for the instructional league so he can begin playing in games. Nationals manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman wasn't able to work out much Saturday because of the rain in New York. But he's tentatively scheduled for a workout day...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Zimmerman nearly ready for rehab games

NEW YORK (AP) Washington Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, attempting to return from a hamstring injury before the regular season ends, plans to leave Sunday for the instructional league so he can begin playing in games. Nationals manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman wasn't able to work out much Saturday because of the rain in New York. But he's tentatively scheduled for...
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Dave Stewart as new D-backs GM?

Could MLB agent Dave Stewart be Arizona's new general manager? Ken Rosenthal has all the latest, including updates on the Orioles, Ryan Zimmerman and more.
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Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman may rehab in Florida

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman took grounders and fly balls with his speed "monitored," before Thursday night's game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. If all goes well, he will travel to Florida to play rehab games with the Instructional League. Zimmerman has been on the DL since injuring his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Take Series From Braves

The Nationals scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-4 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. Washington now leads the National League East by nine full games and with a league best record of 82-61, the Nats magic number is reduced to ten. The nine game lead is the largest in franchise history, since the club relocated from Montreal in 2005. #KeepTheLineMoving pic...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice on field (Video)

A few hours before the Washington Nationals began taking batting practice off of Ervin Santana (7 hits, 5-0 game entering the third inning), Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice on field with his mates for the first time since blowing out his hammy. "Running is the biggest thing. I don’t want to downplay hitting and throwing, because it’s my back leg, and a lot of that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice for first time since torn hamstring

It’s been nearly three months since July 22 we last seen Ryan Zimmerman in a Nationals uniform, but on Tuesday there was an encouraging site for fans: Look who took on-field BP today! #Zim pic.twitter.com/Sa0oZG4zAv — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 9, 2014 Zimmerman partook in batting practice for the first time since he suffered a torn right hamstring. The Nationals...
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Nationals' Zimmerman takes full batting practice

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has taken on-field batting practice for the first time since injuring his right hamstring. Zimmerman took his swings before Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Zimmerman strained his right hamstring July 22. He is hoping to return before the end of the regular season. He said a recent MRI offered encouraging results...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman still not cleared for full running

Although Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been spotted jogging and throwing before games, he still has not been cleared for full running or swinging a bat, reports Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. While perhaps the need for Zimmmerman's bat is not immediate (the Nats lead the NL East by eight games after defeating the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Monday night...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman steps up recovery program

An MRI on Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman showed his hamstring is healing well, reports Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com.Ryan Zimmerman got an MRI earlier this week that showed hamstring is healing well. Has started jogging. Obviously positive. No swinging yet.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 30, 2014Manager Matt Williams described the MRI as "very positive," and that If...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman, Steven Souza Jr

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (strained right hamstring) took a step toward his expected September return by playing catch for about ten minutes on Thursday, reports Daniel Popper of MLB.com. Outfielder Steven Souza Jr (bruised left shoulder) began his rehab at Single-A Hagerstown, according to Tim Murray of ESPN980.com.Manager Matt Williams outlined the plan for Zimmerman...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Zimmerman takes significant step in recovery

Ryan Zimmerman is still without a timetable to return, but he did take a step forward on Thursday in throwing for the first time in his recovery from a strained right hamstring. Zimmerman threw lightly on the field at Nationals Park before the team's game against Arizona. It represented the first baseball activity for the 29-year-old since he suffered the injury on July 22 in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman hopes for September return

Before Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams expressed confidence that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, out since July 23 with a strained right hamstring, could return "sometime in September, reports Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.As of now, Zimmerman has not participated in any baseball activites, being limited to light...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman, Steven Souza

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams gave updates on three injured players before Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets: right fielder Jayson Werth, rookie outfielder Steven Souza Jr, and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.The good news for Souza Jr is a clean MRI on his left shoulder, according to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. The rookie outfielder was injured...
Via MLB Injury News
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Bryce Harper hits walk-off home run

Your browser does not support iframes. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper proved Thursday why he should remain in the Majors when he hit a walk-off home run to give Washington a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets. “I haven’t felt like that in a while,” said Harper, who entered the contest hitting .218 since his return from the disabled list on June 30. “I hadn’t gotten...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Manager: Bryce Harper not headed to Minors

Nationals manager Matt Williams says sending Bryce Harper to the Minors is not a possibility being considered. “I will caution everybody in this room — the minute you think you can read my … mind, you’re sorely mistaken,” Williams said, via MLB.com. “It [ticks] me off to even think about the fact that somebody would take a comment that I make on the radio and infer that...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman shut down for at least two weeks

Although the Washington Nationals have still not issued an official statement of the severity of Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain, they have stated that he will not perform any activity for at least two weeks. MLB.com's Daniel Popper reports that the Nationals third baseman will be re-evaluated after that period to see if he can start strengthening exercises.Manager...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

For weeks, it seemed that the best move for the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline would be no move at all. However, Ryan Zimmerman’s grade 3 hamstring strain caused the Nationals to need another infielder. After taking part in discussions with multiple clubs, including the New York Mets about a potential Daniel Murphy trade, Washington agreed to send Zach Walters to the...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Asdrubal Cabrera From Indians

The Washington Nationals have found a replacement for Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman is likely out for the season after suffering a grade 3 hamstring strain. The National have acquired Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Zach Walters. Can confirm Asdrubal Cabrera from #Indians to #Nationals for Zach Walters — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2014 The 28...
Via Standing O Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blogging the 2014 Trade Deadline: Washington Nationals

Today is the day that baseball nerds, like us, get excited about: the non-waiver trade deadline. The Washington Nationals lead the National League East by a game and a half, but the absence of Ryan Zimmerman has clearly hurt the Nats production, and with reports that he may be done for the season, there will be rumors pouring out all day. We’ll be posting the rumors all day long...
Via The Nats Blog
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain

The Nationals still haven't publicly announced the severity of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring injury, but there's a report from Bill Ladson (the beat writer for the Nationals official website) that says it's a Grade 3 hamstring strain. This would be the most significant strain (Grades are 1-3, from least severe to most) that often times means a rupture....
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Grab Fourth Straight Series, Beat Reds

Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury may have felt like a big blow to the Washington Nationals‘ hopes, but the early returns without him are promising. The Nationals (57-45) capped off their fourth straight series win with a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds (rec) behind seven shutout innings from Doug Fister and four two-out RBIs, winning 4-2. Much like Saturday’s game, the bats...
Via The Nats Blog
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent

With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said. Beltre, 35, is considered a solid defensive player and would have provided power missing during Zimmerman's absence. Entering Saturday's action...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds return home in hopes of better fortunes

A number of Washington Nationals are enjoying success at the plate, while the Cincinnati Reds are searching for answers with the club on the brink of its longest losing streak in five years. The Nationals look to stay hot Friday night despite Ryan Zimmerman's injury when they visit Cincinnati, where the Reds' Alfredo Simon looks for his major league-leading 13th victory....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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