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Nats Journal: Daily Nationals injury update: Ryan Zimmerman, Aaron Barrett and Anthony Rendon

ATLANTA — Here it is, your daily injury update, less extensive than usual because things are largely status quo.Let’s start with Ryan Zimmerman. The Nationals’ first baseman, on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis, still has pain in his left foot. Though the condition is chronic, known to linger and cause long-term trouble, Nationals Manager Matt Williams said the team hopes the pain can dissipate completely before Zimmerman returns — otherwise, “what was the purpose” of the disabled list. He is fielding and hitting now and running lightly. As soon as the pain is gone,...

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Nats Journal: Aaron Barrett pitches scoreless inning in Potomac; Ryan Zimmerman still sore

ATLANTA — Right-hander Aaron Barrett pitched in 30 of the Nationals’ first 60 games this season, which qualifies as a heavy workload. Barrett threw 21 1/3 innings in those games and struck out 28 batters. He landed on the disabled list with a strained right bicep muscle, which was likely taxed by the load.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman nearing rehab stint; Aaron Barrett to pitch for Potomac Wednesday

ATLANTA — Plantar fasciitis, the painful foot condition plaguing Ryan Zimmerman this season, lingers determinedly. He will probably feel its effects in his left foot for the rest of the season. But his stint on the disabled list seems to be nearing an end, and the rest it provided seems to have mollified the pain enough that he may be able to begin a rehab stint soon.Read full article >>

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Williams on Turner, Barrett and Zimmerman - Byron Kerr

Williams on Trea Turner, updates Aaron Barrett and Ryan Zimmerman injuries

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Nats Journal: Wilson Ramos is finally staying healthy

Injuries have been a major theme of the 2015 Nationals season. The Nationals have missed a combined 496 games between their injured players. Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth are on the disabled list now. Anthony Rendon and Denard Span already spent time on it and have dealt with small nicks and bruises, too. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have avoided the disabled list but also have nursed ailments.Read full article >>

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Nats 4, Pirates 1: Depleted lineup delivers, Ross dominates

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman already on the DL and Bryce Harper joining them on the bench after suffering a hamstring injury Thursday night, the Nationals lineup faced long odds against A.J. Burnett and a Pirates pitching staff that had been brilliant during their 8-game winning streak. So, naturally, that…

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Game 68: Pirates at Nats

So, the Nationals have lost 14 of their last 20 games, and they were already without Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman in their lineup. And now they watched as Bryce Harper suffered what at first glance appeared to be a serious left leg injury Thursday night, though was officially announced after the game by manager…

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Zimmerman still resting left foot; Span gets day off

Ryan Zimmerman is continuing to rest his left foot as he serves out a 15-day disabled list stint with plantar fasciitis. The Nationals first baseman is doing his best to remain patient with little else to do besides wait. “Just kind of hang out and do nothing. It’s pretty brutal, actually,” he said. “I just gotta…

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Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman still resting his left foot, Denard Span gets a day off for his back

Ever since he landed on the disabled list on June 11 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Ryan Zimmerman has only been allowed to rest, hoping the foot discomfort will subside.“Just kind of hang out and do nothing,” he said on Wednesday at Nationals Park, his first comments since landing on the disabled list. “It’s pretty brutal, actually. I just gotta rest it and let it heal. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.”Read full article >>

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The Baseball Show: Scherzer’s dominance, Zim’s struggles

On the latest episode of ‘The Baseball Show,’ there was lots of talk about Max Scherzer after his brilliant start on Sunday and some about Ryan Zimmerman’s recent landing on the disabled list. In this first segment, Mark looks back at the contract Scherzer signed this offseason and evaluates the deal through 13 starts. In…

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Nats Journal: What is going on with the Nationals?

Thursday’s loss to the Brewers was a gut punch for the Nationals. As Denard Span put it earlier this week, the Nationals will take any win any way they can get it now. He said that before the Nationals squandered a four-run lead against the Brewers and lost Ryan Zimmerman to the disabled list (plantar fasciitis), and before Aaron Barrett gave up the lead then walked off the mound, a trainer by his side and his head down.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on 15-day disabled list

The Nationals placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, the fourth position-playing starter to hit the disabled list in a little more than two months this season. Washington recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker, acquired from the Mets for Jerry Blevins at the end of spring training, to fill his spot on the 25-man roster.Read full article >>

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Zimmerman lands on disabled list, den Dekker recalled

The Nationals have placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis.

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Zimmerman lands on DL, den Dekker recalled

The Nationals have placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis and recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced on Thursday afternoon. Zimmerman missed Sunday and Wednesday’s games, as he rested during an extended slump. He has been dealing with pain in his left foot since…

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Nats Journal: Ian Desmond off, Danny Espinosa starting at shorstop in Nationals lineups

Ian Desmond has started all 59 of the Nationals game entering Thursday. He is off in the first game of a four-game set against the Brewers and hot-hitting Danny Espinosa is starting at shortstop instead. In the first game with Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list, Manager Matt Williams is starting Clint Robinson at first base and Michael A. Taylor in left field.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Matt Williams on the slumping Nationals offense, Ryan Zimmerman’s foot

There are two main issues at play regarding the state of the Nationals’ offense: injuries and slumps. Injuries to Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon, Denard Span and Ryan Zimmerman have forced the Nationals to use 39 different lineups in 59 games. Slumps from, among others, Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond, Zimmerman and the left-field fill-ins have also hampered production.Read full article >>

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Slumping and hurting, Zimmerman out again

NEW YORK — Ryan Zimmerman, mired in one of the worst slumps of his career and dealing with a lingering foot injury, was out of the Nationals lineup Wednesday, the third time he hasn’t played in four days. Zimmerman has tried to play through plantar fasciitis in his left foot most of the season, but…

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DC Sports Bog: Matt Williams says Ryan Zimmerman’s plantar fasciitis is ‘no fun to play with’

With the Nats mired in another losing skid, fans have seized upon many items of concern, from Stephen Strasburg’s struggles to Ian Desmond’s erratic play to Denard Span’s injuries to Michael Taylor’s transition to the big leagues to Ryan Zimmerman’s cold streak.Read full article >>

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Nats lineup still searching for answers

When the Nationals broke out for seven runs on Friday night, the hope was certainly for that momentum to carry over on Saturday in their early afternoon bout with the Cubs. Manager Matt Williams had adjusted his lineup with Ryan Zimmerman batting second and Anthony Rendon hitting cleanup. He went with the same approach on…

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Nats Journal: Nationals hope a lineup change will jump-start Ryan Zimmerman’s offense

Through two months of the season, Ryan Zimmerman has looked little like himself at the plate. He is hitting .217 with five home runs, 34 RBI and a .276 on-base percentage. His .640 on-base-plus-slugging percentage is the worst among qualified first basemen in the majors. As the Nationals offense deals with injuries — Jayson Werth is out until August, Yunel Escobar is day to day with a strained right wrist — and has slowed over the past two weeks, they need Zimmerman’s bat to contribute.Read full article >>