Zimmerman gets first taste of first base

Zimmerman gets first taste of first base
March 17, 2014, 6:00 am
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It lasted all of two innings, and during that time only one baseball was hit in his general direction, but Ryan Zimmerman's brief stint at first base Sunday during the Nationals' 2-1 exhibition loss to the Tigers in Viera was significant if for no other reason than the fact it happened at all.

For several years, the notion of Zimmerman as a first baseman has been floated around, but it had always been theoretical only, never reality. Then came the revelation this winter that new Nationals manager Matt Williams had asked Zimmerman if he'd be willing to take a crack at the position, just in case he was needed on the other side of the diamond a few times in 2014.

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