Apr 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) throws to first over starting pitcher Taylor Jordan (38) for an out in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman not learning to play outfield

There were some talks going around before Spring Training began that the Washington Nationals could be moving Ryan Zimmerman from third base and moving him to first. But nothing like that has happened just yet.

Yesterday it was reported by Bryan Rose that the Nationals could consider placing Zimmerman in the outfield. Now just a day after word got out that he could be possibly learning how to play in the outfield, Zimmerman made it perfectly clear that there’s no truth behind this claim after he was spotted shagging fly balls in left field.

For right now the hot corner still appears to be Zimmerman’s everyday job. That is unless the Nationals end up becoming contenders during the second half of the season and will be looking to trade for another Major League ready third baseman. You could be looking at a guy like Mike Olt from the Chicago Cubs who could possibly become a target before the trade deadline.

This would give Zimmerman no choice but to make a position change. But would the Nationals be willing to turn things around on him that quickly?

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