Nationals sign Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals sign Ryan Zimmerman

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have signed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to a one-year, $3.3 million deal, thus avoiding the arbitration process.

MLB: Washington 9, Florida 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer Tuesday, keying the Washington Nationals' 9-4 victory over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: San Diego 6, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Cha Seung Baek yielded a run in seven innings Sunday, pacing San Diego's 6-2 win over Washington that completed a three-game sweep.

MLB: Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Elijah Dukes hit a three-run homer Monday to lead the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Washington 9, Philadelphia 7

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A three-run double in the eighth inning by Cristian Guzman helped vault Washington to a 9-7 victory over Philadelphia Wednesday.

MLB: Washington 7, Philadelphia 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Tim Redding had a no-hitter through five and Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer Monday to help Washington beat Philadelphia 7-4 for its seventh straight win.

MLB: Washington 7, Atlanta 3

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman and Lastings Milledge drove in two runs each Friday and the Washington Nationals went to the bullpen five times to hold off Atlanta 7-3.
Shoulder injury sidelines Ryan Zimmerman

Shoulder injury sidelines Ryan Zimmerman

PITTSBURGH, June 12 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a small tear in the anterior labrum of his left shoulder and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

MLB: Washington 5, Milwaukee 1

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A two-run double by Jesus Flores keyed a four-run sixth inning Friday, giving the Washington Nationals a 5-1 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Washington 5

BALTIMORE, May 17 (UPI) -- Nick Markakis had a two-run homer and an RBI single Saturday to lead the Baltimore Orioles past Washington 6-5.

MLB: Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Cristian Guzman finished off a four-run seventh with a two-run single Wednesday, pushing Washington to a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 3

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Church had a homer, a double and four RBI Tuesday to help the New York Mets earn a 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: Houston 4, Washington 3

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee singled in Kazuo Matsui from third with one out in the ninth Wednesday, giving Houston a 4-3 decision over Washington.

MLB: Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Austin Kearns drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning Thursday, giving the Washington Nationals a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Washington 6, Atlanta 3

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs batted in Tuesday, boosting the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
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Ryan Zimmerman
Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman waves to fans from the dugout before the game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park in Washington on July 21, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Ryan Wallace Zimmerman (born September 28, 1984) is a Major League Baseball third baseman with the Washington Nationals. A 6-foot 3-inch player from the University of Virginia and Kellam High School, Zimmerman has been a member of the Nationals since his debut on September 1, 2005. Zimmerman now has a five-year, $45 million contract, the largest guaranteed deal in franchise history of the Nationals until Jayson Werth was signed in 2010.

Zimmerman's mother Cheryl was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995, and has needed to use a wheelchair since 2000. Zimmerman has cited his mother's condition as a substantial formative influence on his development, saying that it forced him to grow up and assume responsibilities at an earlier age than most children. He also founded the ziMS Foundation.

A three-year starting shortstop for the Virginia Cavaliers in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Zimmerman started in all 174 games he appeared in, and his collegiate career statistics include 250 hits, 140 RBIs, 128 runs, 47 doubles, seven triples and nine home runs. He was successful on 32 of 39 stolen base attempts. His career totals are among the top ten in Virginia statistical categories for doubles (5th), hits (6th) and RBI (7th). Zimmerman established the school record of hits in a season with 90 in 2004, breaking his own record with 92 in 2005.

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