Latest Update Nationals still haven't announced a timetable for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman Mon Jul, 28, 11:08 PM
He's blessed with a rare mix of size, athleticism, power and baseball instincts. Is an elite fielder at third base (when healthy) and excellent batter at the plate. Consistent, he hits for average and power. Can also walk.
Flaws: : Lacks the speed to steal a lot of bases at the big-league level (although he's a solid base-runner). Also strikes out a little too much and is prone to a few prolonged slumps. Also, his shoulder has become an issue over time.
A few days ago a nebulous 6-8 week tag was placed on Zimmerman, but apparently the Nats can't commit to that. It's safe to say he'll be out for most of the regular season, and he's droppable in re-draft leagues where decent options exist on the wire. Anthony Rendon is a third baseman by trade, so he'll cover the hot corner until Zimm is able to return. Analyst: Spencer Silva
This is very unfortunate news, as Zimmerman has been huge for the Nationals since his return from the DL earlier in the season. Since July 1st, he's batted .362 with 2 HR, 9 R, and 16 RBIs. Zimmerman will likely be out until past mid-August with the injury. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Here's the official move. Without repeating it over and over again, just know that the team will use Anthony Rendon at third, Danny Espinosa at second and Zach Walters will back them up.Analyst: Howard Bender
The level of frailty here has got to be super frustrating for fantasy owners as Zimmerman makes yet another trip to the DL. He strained his hamstring trying to leg out a hit and now he'll be out for at least the next two weeks. Nationals manager Matt Williams said he thought the injury was "concerning," so we'll await MRI results and see if he may be out longer.Analyst: Howard Bender