District Daily: Zimmerman ready to begin prep for move to first


Sep 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman (11) at first base against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Zimmerman ready to begin prep for move to first

(Andrew Simon, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Thus far, Ryan Zimmerman‘s offseason has consisted of “a lot of resting,” but that’s about to change.

On Tuesday, the Nationals veteran was volunteering at Food & Friends, helping to package Thanksgiving turkeys for needy families in the Washington area. He plans to enjoy the holiday weekend with his family, then begin his normal routine next week as he works toward 2015.

“I feel great. Everything feels good,” said Zimmerman, who has finished rehabbing the strained right hamstring that sidelined him for most of the second half of 2014. “Next week, I’m about to start doing my normal offseason workout, and I’m looking forward to getting down to Florida [for Spring Training].” Read full article here.

Nationals hand out playoff shares

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

The Nationals divvied up more than $2 million in playoff shares, Major League Baseball announced Monday, handing out 58 full shares along with 10.52 partial shares. For making the National League Division Series, the Nationals received $2,015,860 from the players’ pool generated by playoff gate receipts. For the 58 Nationals who received one, a full share was worth $29,418,13. Read full article here.