Latest Update MRI results on Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring revealed a pretty substantial strain Wed Jul, 23, 06:51 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.
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
Zimmerman left Tuesday's game in the sixth after trying to beat out a grounder. Nationals manager Matt Williams called the injury "concerning" and while no decision has been made yet, he looks like he'll miss a few games and could find his way back onto the DL...again.Analyst: Howard Bender