MLB: Old hills, eternal Ryan Zimmerman refuses to retire

The veteran of a thousand battles, Ryan zimmerman, he has only met one team in his 16-year Major League Baseball career. “El Señor National” was selected with the fourth overall selection by the Washington Nats in the 2005 draft, and it looks like he’s leaning toward a 17th season in DC

Zimmerman expressed in an appearance on 106.7 FM The Fan this Wednesday (Twitter link via Blake Finney of Federal Baseball):

I’m definitely still planning to play [en 2022], but we’ll see what happens. There are no decisions of any kind yet. “

The second half of Zimmerman’s appointment leaves open the possibility that he will ultimately choose to retire after an outstanding career, but Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has already made clear that that is Zimmerman’s decision.

Rizzo clearly said at the end of the season that while he is general manager, Zimmerman:

It has a place in this poster “, before adding:” … [C] hen you want to take a major league contract, just give me a call and we’ll give you one. “

Zimmerman, who turned 37 in September, has been a leader of the Nationals’ clubhouse during his time in the organization, serving as the face of the franchise during some unsavory building seasons and eventually emerging as a World Series champion with the Nats in 2019.

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A former Rookie of the Year runner-up, two-time Silver Slugger, Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star, Zimmerman appeared in 110 games for the Nationals last season and cut .243 / .286 / .471 with 14 HRs and 16 doubles in 273 plate appearances.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Old hills, eternal Ryan Zimmerman refuses to retire