4:09 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015

VIDEO: Zimmerman on moving to 1B

Ryan Zimmerman is a veteran of the game of baseball, as the 30 year old is now entering his 11th (!) season in the majors. This spring, however, things have changed, as the Face of the Franchise has moved across the diamond to take over for Adam LaRoche at first base. Zimmerman stopped to chat…
Washington Post Feb 24, 2015

Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman says he’s healthy, ready to prove he can play first base

The second-winningest season in the history of the Washington Nationals came, in large part, without the on-field contributions of the consensus face of the franchise. Beset by injuries, Ryan Zimmerman played in 61 games last season — by far the lowest total of his career since establishing himself in 2006 — and played only sparingly in some of those 61 outings.Read full article >>

Ryan Zimmerman says he’s healthy, ready to prove he can play first base

The second-winningest season in the history of the Washington Nationals came, in large part, without the on-field contributions of the consensus face of the franchise. Beset by injuries, Ryan Zimmerman played in 61 games last season — by far the lowest total of his career since establishing himself in 2006 — and played only sparingly […]
CSN Washington Feb 24, 2015

Zim healthy, at peace with move to first base

Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring has fully healed, and the Nationals slugger is ready to embrace his permanent move to first base.

Zimmerman healthy, at peace with move to first base

VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman’s body is healthy, that is, as healthy as 30-year-old with 1,198 big-league games of wear and tear can be. Just as significant, Zimmerman’s mind is at ease as he begins his 10th spring training with the Nationals, his first as anything other than a third baseman. “All good things come…
CSN Washington Feb 23, 2015

Matt Williams on how Zimmerman will transition to 1B this spring

Ryan Zimmerman showed up early to Nationals spring training ready to take on a new position at first base. Matt Williams gave some insight as to how that process will work.

VIDEO: Williams on transitioning Zim to 1B

Ryan Zimmerman showed up early to Nationals spring training ready to get started for the 2015 season. This is, of course, not a normal camp for Zimmerman, who now transitions across the diamond to first base. This spring will give him his first extensive stretch getting experience at his new position. Manager Matt Williams gave…
Washington Post Feb 23, 2015

Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman, slated to be everyday first baseman, does extra work there

Sometime around 8 a.m. Monday morning, Ryan Zimmerman ambled into the Space Coast Stadium clubhouse in a camouflage University of Virginia hat, greeted a few teammates, and paused to check out the highlights of U-Va.’s Sunday win over Florida State. By 9 a.m., he was on the field in a red Nationals cap, fielding ground balls at first base as four Nationals tutored him.Read full article >>

Ryan Zimmerman, slated to be everyday first baseman, does extra work there

Sometime around 8 a.m. Monday morning, Ryan Zimmerman ambled into the Space Coast Stadium clubhouse in a camouflage University of Virginia hat, greeted a few teammates, and paused to check out the highlights of U-Va.’s Sunday win over Florida State. By 9 a.m., he was on the field in a red Nationals cap, fielding ground […]
CSN Washington Feb 23, 2015

Zim reports, gets right to work at first base

Ryan Zimmerman reported to spring training Monday morning and immediately got to work at his new position: first base.

Zimmerman reports, gets right to work at first base

VIERA, Fla. — Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman — that’s a title everyone’s still going to have to get used to — reported to spring training Monday morning and wasted no time getting to work at learning his new position. Zimmerman arrived in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium before 8 a.m. and within an…
Washington Post Feb 18, 2015

Nats Journal: 10th anniversary moments? Here’s a perfect way to celebrate, and some ideas for alternate bobbleheads

When the Nationals announced their promotional schedule for the upcoming season, my mind raced. Let’s be clear about this: There are more important things, period, not just in the world (obviously) but for the Nationals, what with pitchers and catchers reporting on Thursday and Jayson Werth’s shoulder and Ryan Zimmerman’s first-baseman’s mitt and Drew Storen’s confidence and on and on. So really, unless you’re of a certain ilk (like, maybe, one of the 20,000-plus who had season tickets at RFK Stadium in 2005, or one of the dozen people who can name the Nats original broadcast...

10th anniversary moments? Here’s a perfect way to celebrate, and some ideas for alternate bobbleheads

  When the Nationals announced their promotional schedule for the upcoming season, my mind raced. Let’s be clear about this: There are more important things, period, not just in the world (obviously) but for the Nationals, what with pitchers and catchers reporting on Thursday and Jayson Werth’s shoulder and Ryan Zimmerman’s first-baseman’s mitt and Drew […]
CSN Washington Feb 15, 2015

Spring storyline No. 4: Zimmerman moves to first

Ryan Zimmerman's move to first base — a position switch years in the making — is one of the biggest storylines of spring training for the Nationals.
CSN Washington Jan 28, 2015

Nats roster preview: Ryan Zimmerman

After an injury-plagued season, Ryan Zimmerman hopes his long-anticipated move to first base reinvigorates his career.

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