May 27, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT
All season the theory has been that once the Nats get their guys back, the offense will start clicking. But when, exactly, will that happen?
May 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
While on the disabled list with a fractured right thumb Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been taking fly balls in left field for a while now because he wasn’t cleared to throw or hit yet, but yesterday he finally got the go-ahead to swing a bat.
May 19, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT
Well, that was fun for about 24 hours anyway.
May 18, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT
But whaddaya do with Bryce Harper?
May 17, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT
Expected to miss 4-6 weeks when he fractured his right thumb five weeks ago, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman remains on the disabled list and said yesterday that there’s no timetable yet for his return.
May 9, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
Unknown to many, baseball’s hard bases have been the culprit of many injuries to star players in recent years. Is it time for Major League Baseball to take additional safety measures and go to a softer base?
Apr 12, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT
The injury-ravaged Nationals will be without their third baseman for at least a month.
Apr 12, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman, already dealing with a bum shoulder, suffered a hand injury during Saturday night’s game against the Braves.
Apr 12, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman cheated death and still got two outs.
Apr 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
In an attempt to lessen his chronic shoulder problems Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is altering his throwing motion to avoid over-the-top throws. Zimmerman has done this occasionally in the past, on certain plays, but now he’s giving the three-quarters arm slot a full-time try.
Apr 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Over the weekend an MRI exam revealed no structural damage in Ryan Zimmerman’s shoulder, but the Nationals third baseman has had shoulder problems for two years now and during a radio interview last night manager Matt Williams revealed for the first that he’s “got an arthritic shoulder.”
Apr 6, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman gets a bit of good news after a rough Saturday.
Apr 6, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT
The Nationals made a roster change before Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves, placing Scott Hairston on the disabled list and recalling Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.
Apr 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post explores Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s issues with throwing.
Apr 4, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT
The Nationals’ payroll is at its limit, sitting close to $140 million, according to Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner.
Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT
Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!
Jan 16, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are “making a push” to sign free agent Mark Reynolds, who is said to be “leaning toward” signing with them. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports also hears that a deal is close. It was reported earlier this week that the Nationals had expressed interest in Reynolds, but…
Jan 14, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Washington paid a premium to add Nate McLouth as a fourth outfielder and now Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals are trying to beef up their bench even further with Mark Reynolds. According to Ladson they’ve “expressed interest” in Reynolds, who split last season between the Indians and Yankees while hitting .220 with…
Oct 11, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT
Thankfully, managers are chosen by a general manager and team owners and stuff and not by player referendum. Because if that were the case, it would be pretty awkward in Nats Land these days. Sarah Kogod reports that Jayson Werth is pro-Cal Ripken as the next Washington manager while Ryan Zimmerman is behind bench coach…
Sep 25, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT
Indians 5, White Sox 4: Unbelievable. Chris Perez blows a save in the top of the ninth and the ancient Jason Giambi picks him and the Indians up in the bottom, smacking a two-run walkoff homer. Still life in that old bat. Still life in the Indians, who remain in wild card position. Rangers 3,…
Sep 25, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT
Beyond ace Adam Wainwright, there isn’t much certainty about which starters the Cardinals will choose to use this postseason. Michael Wacha might have provided some on Tuesday night. Wacha, a 22-year-old first-round pick in 2012, came one out from no-hitting a good Nationals lineup in front of a packed house at Busch Stadium, using a…
Sep 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT
We’re on the verge of history at Busch Stadium. Making good use of his vicious changeup and high-90s fastball, Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha has no-hit the visiting Washington Nationals through the top of the seventh inning. The Cardinals will carry a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the frame. Wacha has yielded just two…
Sep 20, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT
Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 0-for-4 in last night’s win over the Marlins, ending his hitting streak at 29 games. Span’s streak was the longest in the majors this season, topping Michael Cuddyer‘s 27-game streak from June-July. He fell one game short of tying Ryan Zimmerman for the franchise record, which was set in…
Sep 19, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT
At the end of August the Nationals traded David DeJesus to the Rays for a player to be named later. That player was named: left hander Matt Spann, a 2010 draft choice who has done alright in the Rays’ lower minor leagues. But more importantly, Spann makes things nice and symmetrical in the double-N department for…
Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT
The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year. The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…
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