Bryce Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1 for 3 with an RBI single — on Bryce Harper bobblehead night.
Ryan Zimmerman’s 5th annual “A Night at the Park” brought together a string of Nationals teammates on a rare day off, all in the name of research for Multiple sclerosis.
Ryan Zimmerman says he “doesn’t have a preference” which position he plays, as long as he’s giving his team the best chance to win, because there’s a limited window to try and win, and, “you never know how long it’s gonna last.”
Ryan Zimmerman will return to play third base for the majority of the time once Bryce Harper returns to the Nationals lineup from injury, manager Matt Williams told the Junkies on Friday.
Matt Williams offered high praise of Ryan Zimmerman for his first-career appearance in left field, but hasn’t ruled out moving him back to third before Bryce Harper’s return.
Ryan Zimmerman came forward to make a head-high running catch on a slicing line drive off the bat of Chase Utley, a routine play that drew a disproportionately grand ovation from the home fans.
After 1,119 major league games at third base and one at shortstop, Ryan Zimmerman arrived at the ballpark Tuesday listed as an outfielder, playing left and batting fifth in the posted lineup for the Washington Nationals in their series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
How difficult is it to imagine Ryan Zimmerman playing any position besides third base? One radio caller suggested moving Bryce Harper to third; another, removing Denard Span from the lineup entirely.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo added heavy fuel to the rumors that Ryan Zimmerman may spend some time in left field for the first time in his Major League career when he returns from his thumb injury.
Matt Williams was sure to make the clarification that Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s right shoulder is “degenerative,” not “arthritic,” in his weekly interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.