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Nationals Chatter: Injury plague strikes, Williams on replay, more on Harper and Robinson

Much of the past week was dominated by the Nationals' injury woes. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and center fielder Denard Span are the latest Nats to hit the disabled list. Zimmerman is expected to be out four to six weeks...

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No surgery for Ryan Zimmerman’s thumb, Wilson Ramos can begin rehab

Ryan Zimmerman will not need surgery on his broken right thumb, Manager Matt Williams said. The third baseman visited a specialist in Cleveland on Monday and, according to Williams, the bone is in place. The break was clean and surgery isn’t needed to set the bone in place. “That’s a good thing that there’s no […]

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Nats Journal: No surgery for Ryan Zimmerman’s thumb, Wilson Ramos can begin rehab

Ryan Zimmerman will not need surgery on his broken right thumb, Manager Matt Williams said. The third baseman visited a specialist in Cleveland on Monday and, according to Williams, the bone is in place. The break was clean and surgery isn’t needed to set the bone in place. Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Takeaways from a tough weekend in Atlanta

The Nationals left Atlanta battered and frustrated. Over the weekend, they lost Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span to injuries and the disabled list. Jayson Werth and Nate McLouth got nicked up. Their starting pitchers struggled. They were swept by the Braves and all five of their losses this season have come against their division foe. The Nationals, in fact, have lost 18 of the past 25 meetings between the teams. Each game of the series got worse for the Nationals and was capped by a 10-2 drubbing. Read full article >>

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DC Sports Bog: Can the Nats win the NL East without beating the Braves?

Between the seven errors, injuries to Denard Span and Ryan Zimmerman and a three-game sweep that left them 7-18 against the Braves since the start of last season, the Nationals’ trip to Atlanta couldn’t have gone much worse. The good news is that Washington doesn’t play the Braves again until June 19, by which point the Nats, assuming they continue beating everyone not named Atlanta, should be 66-5. Read full article >>

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Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on 15-day DL

The Nationals officially placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a fractured right thumb and called up infielder Zach Walters from Class AAA Syracuse. Zimmerman is expected to be out four to six weeks. Zimmerman broke his finger when diving back to second base when picked off by starter […]

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Zimmerman leaves game with apparent thumb injury

ATLANTA — A Nationals club already reeling from several injuries to key players lost another lineup stalwart Saturday night when Ryan Zimmerman was forced to leave the game at Turner Field with an apparent right thumb injury. Zimmerman hurt himself while getting picked off second base in the top of the fifth inning. After he…

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Injury updates on Zimmerman, Span

ATLANTA — Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span provided updates on their respective injuries Sunday morning, each maintaining upbeat spirits after getting hurt on freak plays over the weekend. Zimmerman, who fractured his right thumb diving back into second base while getting picked off Saturday night, was wearing a splint and will be examined Monday by…

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Nats Journal: Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on 15-day DL

The Nationals officially placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a fractured right thumb and called up infielder Zach Walters from Class AAA Syracuse. Zimmerman is expected to be out four to six weeks. Read full article >>

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Zimmerman suffers apparent thumb injury

Ryan Zimmerman was forced to leave Saturday night's game in Atlanta with an apparent right thumb injury.

Baltimore Sun

Nats recall Walters to fill Zimmerman's spot

The Washington Nationals officially placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves, one day after he fractured his right thumb.

Washington Post

Ryan Zimmerman breaks thumb as Nationals fall to Braves, 6-3

ATLANTA — This Washington Nationals season, nearly two weeks old, has been marked by two exasperating themes: a growing list of injuries and frustrating losses to the Atlanta Braves. While enduring another defeat at the hands of their NL East rivals Saturday, the Nationals suffered a far more damaging blow: Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, one of the team’s cornerstones, fractured his right thumb and will miss four to six weeks. Read full article >>

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Game 12: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA — The Nationals are a beaten-up bunch right now. Both in the physical sense, given the mounting injuries that culminated last night with Ryan Zimmerman fracturing his right thumb. And in the pure baseball sense, too, given two straight losses to the Braves to begin this weekend and four losses in five head-to-head games…

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Instant analysis: Braves 10, Nats 2

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals arrived at Turner Field today reeling from injuries to Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span and from back-to-back losses to a Braves club that has completely owned them the last two seasons. Could they find a way to salvage one weekend victory against their division rivals, as they did last…

CSN Washington

More observations from last night's loss in Atlanta

Thoughts on Tyler Clippard's struggles, Jayson Werth's groin injury and Ryan Zimmerman's eventful night at third base.

MLB

Zimmerman dodges shattered bat, starts DP

4/11/14: Ryan Zimmerman ducks to avoid a broken bat, fields the grounder and fires to second to start the 5-4-3 double play

Nats Insider | CSN Washington

State of the Nats: Impressions of the first week

Top storylines: Injuries mounting - The Nationals avoided the sweep on Sunday, but moving forward there are plenty of injury situations to watch. For one, Ryan Zimmerman is expected to be reevaluated on Tuesday as the team looks for a solution to his shoulder soreness. An MRI showed no structural damage, only inflammation, which is good. Matt Williams said…

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Marty Niland: Rizzo's moves take some sting out of Zimmerman's injury - Nationals Buzz

A collective sigh of relief swept through Nationals Park when Ryan Zimmerman stepped up to pinch-hit in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves. Although he struck out (a bit awkwardly, at that), the appearance was a sign that whatever...

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Ryan Zimmerman avoids disabled list after MRI

An MRI exam taken on Ryan Zimmerman’s troublesome right shoulder revealed inflammation and no structural damage, Manager Matt Williams said. The results, at least for now, provided enough promise to keep Zimmerman off the disabled list and convinced Williams that Zimmerman can remain a third baseman for the remainder of the season. The Nationals will […]    

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Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman avoids disabled list after MRI

An MRI exam taken on Ryan Zimmerman’s troublesome right shoulder revealed inflammation and no structural damage, Manager Matt Williams said. The results, at least for now, provided enough promise to keep Zimmerman off the disabled list and convinced Williams that Zimmerman can remain a third baseman for the remainder of the season. Read full article >>    

CSN Washington

Zimmerman's MRI negative; plus other injury notes

An MRI on Ryan Zimmerman's right shoulder revealed no structural damage, just inflammation, Nationals manager Matt Williams said on Sunday.

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Nationals adjust with Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman missing from lineup

The Nationals are awaiting MRI exam results on Ryan Zimmerman’s balky right shoulder. Scott Hairston joined Wilson Ramos and Doug Fister on the disabled list Sunday morning. Bryce Harper is on the bench with a 3-for-21, 10-strikeout slump. The Braves have beat them two games in a row. Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano […]    

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Nats Journal: Nationals adjust with Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman missing from lineup

The Nationals are awaiting MRI exam results on Ryan Zimmerman’s balky right shoulder. Scott Hairston joined Wilson Ramos and Doug Fister on the disabled list Sunday morning. Bryce Harper is on the bench with a 3-for-21, 10-strikeout slump. The Braves have beat them two games in a row. Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano have been laid low by the flu. And Game 6 of 162 will come in two hours. Read full article >>    

Washington Post

Washington Nationals top Atlanta Braves, 2-1, to avoid three-game sweep

Attrition erodes every roster and tests every baseball team. It just usually takes longer than the season’s first Sunday. The Washington Nationals braced Sunday morning for the results on an MRI exam of Ryan Zimmerman’s balky right shoulder. Scott Hairston joined Wilson Ramos and Doug Fister on the disabled list. Bryce Harper sat the bench, lost in 3-for-21, 10-strikeout slump. A flu bug hopped around the clubhouse. The Atlanta Braves had asserted their dominance the past two days. Since when did Game 6 arrive in August? Read full article >>    

MLB

Zimmerman makes a tremendous play at third

9/22/13: Ryan Zimmerman flashes the leather at third, making a terrific play to retire Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth

MLB

Zimmerman breaks up no-no with infield hit

9/24/13: Ryan Zimmerman hits a chopper past Michael Wacha and beats out the throw, ending Wacha's no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth