Ryan Zimmerman Provides Update About Future

After the completion of the 2021 MLB season, Ryan Zimmerman openly stated that he wasn't sure if he would continue playing or retire. Now, the 37-year-old infielder said in an interview with The Sports Junkies that he wants to continue playing, but no final decision has been made just yet.
In 110 games last season, Zimmerman had 14 home runs, 46 RBIs and a .243 batting average. He struggled to hit for contact more than usual, but a huge reason behind this is likely because he opted out of the 2020 season. Sometimes players get rusty after so much time away from the field, so he does seem like a 2022 bounce back candidate if he does in fact play.

Zimmerman is currently an unrestricted free agent and is a career Washington National. This past season, he was on a one-year, $1 million contract, so it's apparent that he's open to a hometown discount to stay there. If he fully commits to next season, the Nationals should consider bringing him back, especially at a price like that. 

Zimmerman currently sits at 1,799 career games, so it would be amazing to see him hit that next milestone. In 16 years with the Nationals, he has 284 home runs, 1,061 RBIs and a .277 batting average. With that, he also is a two-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger winner and won a Gold Glove back in 2009. Most importantly, however, he finally won the World Series in 2019. 

Zimmerman has been with the team since they first moved to Washington in 2005, so it will be strange to see when he finally retires or if he shockingly signs with another franchise.

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