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Ryan Zimmerman
.218 15 46
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-3 / 226 NFBC ADP: 392.95
Position: 1BBorn: 9/28/1984 Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Nationals (2005)

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Oct. 10 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET20:42 ET0:42 GMT8:42 5:42 PM MST7:42 PM EST8:12 PM VEN4:42 UAE (+1)7:42 PM CT-Zimmerman went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs, a run scored and a walk Monday as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 8-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
Analysis: He's 5 for 11 with two walks in the series.
Sep. 21 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)10:52 PM CT-Zimmerman hit a three-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Zimmerman had driven in only one run in his previous 12 games.
Sep. 4 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Zimmerman ended his mini-slump Saturday when had two hits in a 3-1 loss at Citi Field.
Analysis: Zimmerman had gone just 2 for 30 with 11 strikeouts over his previous eight games.
Aug. 20 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Zimmerman showed no rust in his return from the disabled list with three hits, including a homer on the first pitch he saw, in the Nationals' 11-9 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field.
Analysis: Zimmerman, who was activated earlier in the day after missing 16 games with a left wrist contusion, hit his 13th homer of the season, scored twice and drove in two runs in his return.
Aug. 19 9:32 AM PT10:32 AM MT11:32 AM CT12:32 PM ET12:32 ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST12:02 PM VEN20:32 UAE11:32 AM CT-Zimmerman and Philadelphia's Ryan Howard have been cleared of allegations they used human growth hormone, MLB announced Friday.
Analysis: Pharmacist Charlie Sly claimed in an Al-Jazeera America documentary that the two used HGH. Sly later recanted. In a brief statement Friday, MLB said its investigation ''did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman.'' MLB said the players cooperated with its investigation and Sly did not. Howard and Zimmerman denied the allegations and filed defamation suits against Al-Jazeera in January.
Aug. 6 12:25 PM PT1:25 PM MT2:25 PM CT3:25 PM ET15:25 ET19:25 GMT3:25 12:25 PM MST2:25 PM EST2:55 PM VEN23:25 UAE2:25 PM CT-Zimmerman has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the lineup for Saturday's game at Atlanta.
Analysis: Zimmerman will bat seventh in his first game since sustaining a left wrist contusion when hit a pitch at San Francisco on July 31. The veteran went 6 for 12 with a home run in a three-game rehab assignment for Triple-A Syracuse earlier in the week.
Aug. 2 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Zimmerman missed a fourth straight game Friday after being hit in the left wrist with a pitch Sunday in San Francisco.
Analysis: "We hope he's better in a day or two," manager Dusty Baker said, adding that the team has not discussed putting Zimmerman on the DL.
July 8 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Zimmerman was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game at Cleveland and went 0 for 4 with a critical error in the ninth inning as Washington lost 7-6.
Analysis: Zimmerman had been out since July 7 with a strained rib cage. He's hitting a career-low .218 but has 12 homers and 38 RBIs in 75 games.
July 7 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Zimmerman, who homered Wednesday against Milwaukee, sat out Thursday's loss to the Mets as a precaution because of general soreness.
Analysis: Zimmerman, who is day to day, is 3 for 7 in his last two games after a 2-for-25 slide.
July 5 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Zimmerman went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee to end an 0-for-15 slide.
Analysis: Zimmerman is 3 for 29 in his last eight games.
July 1 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET10:53 ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST10:23 AM VEN18:53 UAE9:53 AM CT-Zimmerman went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 13-4 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Zimmerman had been hitting .141 with 24 strikeouts over his previous 17 games.
June 23 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Zimmerman broke out of his recent slump with two hits and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-3 loss at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: Zimmerman had been 5 for 42 (.119) with 16 strikeouts over his previous 11 contests.
June 18 11:02 PM PT12:02 AM MT1:02 AM CT2:02 AM ET2:02 ET6:02 GMT14:02 11:02 PM MST1:02 AM EST1:32 AM VEN10:02 UAE1:02 AM CT-Zimmerman homered in Friday's win over San Diego.
Analysis: This is only his second homer in 13 games.
June 9 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Zimmerman homered in his second game since coming off the paternity list in the Nationals' 11-4 rout of the White Sox.
Analysis: Zimmerman is batting .393 in his last seven games after previously being at .226.
June 3 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Zimmerman was activated from the paternity list on Monday.
Analysis: Zimmerman and his wife, Heather, welcomed their second child, a girl, on Thursday. Zimmerman is batting .250 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 48 games.
May 29 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Zimmerman had a huge night in Saturday's loss to St. Louis, finishing 4 for 4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs.
Analysis: Zimmerman has appeared to put behind a slow start by hitting a solid .276 with seven homers and 12 RBIs in 17 games since May 10. He had just one homer, 12 RBIs and a .227 average over his first 27 contests.
May 11 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Zimmerman hit a pair of homers and drove in three runs in a 5-4 loss to Detroit on Tuesday.
Analysis: Before his 15th career multihomer game, Zimmerman entered the night batting .227 with one homer and 12 RBIs. He was 2 for 23 in the prior five games. While the Nationals were being swept by the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, Zimmerman repeatedly failed to make Chicago pay for pitching around Bryce Harper. The most glaring example came Sunday, when Harper tied a major league record with six walks - including twice to load the bases - and Zimmerman left 14 runners on base.
May 5 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET19:12 ET23:12 GMT7:12 4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST6:42 PM VEN3:12 UAE (+1)6:12 PM CT-Zimmerman had three hits and drove in a run in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City on Wednesday.
Analysis: Zimmerman, now batting .264, went 7 for 14 with four doubles and two RBIs in the three-game series against the Royals.
Apr. 24 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Zimmerman went 2 for 3 with two RBIs on Saturday.
Analysis: He has five RBIs in his last six games.
Apr. 12 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Zimmerman went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI on Monday.
Analysis: He also scored three runs. He has hits in each of his four games while opening the season 6 for 15.
Feb. 23 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Zimmerman vigorously defended himself against performance-enhancing drug allegations made in a documentary that aired in December.
Analysis: Zimmerman said he never heard of or met the people featured in the Al-Jazeera America documentary, "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping." He and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard in January filed a defamation suit against the network, which Zimmerman said is the strongest way to prove his innocence.

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