1B,3B - WSH
In Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, veteran first baseman Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with one run scored. In 17 plate appearances, Zimmerman has a .471 batting average with two runs scored.
What year is this? Is Ryan Zimmerman back on the map? On Saturday, Zimmerman demolished three batted balls above 107 mph. In 15-team leagues, put him on the watch list.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Nationals are re-signing Ryan Zimmerman to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Zimmerman had opted out of the 2020 season but will return for yet another season in Washington. The franchise icon has been with the organization ever since being drafted in 2005, which culminated in a World Series Championship in 2019. Josh Bell is fully expected to be the team's primary first baseman, but Zimmerman will serve in a mentor role as well as getting some starts against lefties.
Mark Zuckerman of MASN is reporting that free agent 1B Ryan Zimmerman is on the Nationals’ radar.
Zimmerman opted out of the 2020 season in June, but reportedly intends to play in 2021. The Nationals have interest in bringing back the free agent first baseman. The 37-year-old slashed .257/.321/.415 over 190 plate appearances in 2019. If Zimmerman returns to Washington, he would primarily be used in a platoon role against lefties.
Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic reports Ryan Zimmerman has opted out of the 2020 season.
Zimmerman joins Joe Ross and Mike Leake as the first three to make this decision. The longtime National re-signed with the organization on a one-year deal this offseason. The veteran infielder has family members who are considered “high risk.” There will surely be more players choosing to opt out in the coming days.
Ryan Zimmerman wrote on his diary in the Associated Press that he is still deciding whether or not to play this season.
Zimmerman has a three-week old baby and a mother who is considered "high risk" so it makes sense why he is struggling with the decision. The franchise icon signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the defending champs over the offseason. If he were to sit out it would mean increased at bats for Howie Kendrick and Eric Thames.