Ryan Zimmerman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ryan Zimmerman intends on playing in 2021 after opting-out: 'I can't go out like this'

    NBC Sports Washington "When the Washington Nationals take the field on Thursday night for this season's Opening Day against the New York Yankees, the clubhouse will likely feel that someone is missing. That's because Thursday will mark the first season opener that infielder Ryan Zimmerman..." July 23

  • As Ryan Zimmerman and others opt out of 2020 MLB season, sport's new reality begins to settle in

    USA Today "For almost every athlete, there was no such thing as a cost-benefit analysis. After all, if you are skilled enough and worked hard enough and were paid well enough to compete at sports for a living, what was there to analyze? Yet in this time of COVID-19, everything requires..." June 30

  • Rockies OF Ian Desmond is the latest MLB player to opt out of 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns

    Chicago Tribune "A small group of players, including Washington Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have announced they won’t play during Major League Baseball’s 60-game season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of..." June 30

  • Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opting out of 2020 season

    Masn "Ryan Zimmerman, the only person to play in a major league game for the Nationals during each of their 15 seasons in town, will not play for the club during its 16th season. Zimmerman and right-hander Joe Ross have opted out of the abbreviated 2020 campaign,..." June 29

  • Ryan Zimmerman: “I’m Still Deciding Whether To Play”

    NBC Sports Washington "I’m still deciding whether to play. When it comes down to it, it’s a decision not just for me, but for my family as well. I have a 3-week-old baby. My mother has multiple sclerosis and is super high-risk; if I end up playing, I can pretty much throw out the idea..." June 26

  • Ryan Zimmerman doubts legitimacy of 2020 title: Will it even count?

    The Score "As more time ticks away to potentially play a 2020 MLB season, Washington Nationals veteran Ryan Zimmerman is questioning whether it will even be worth it to crown a champion. "We're talking about maybe a half-season," Zimmerman wrote in his latest..." May 29

  • Ryan Zimmerman: MLB, MLBPA need to 'get things done' on player salaries

    The Score "With Major League Baseball and the MLBPA continuing to work on a plan to start the 2020 season, one of the biggest wrinkles that will need to be ironed out is how players will be compensated financially and if teams will seek to pay them less if fans aren't allowed to attend once games get..." May 04

  • Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria's Career Stats Are Almost Exactly the Same and it's Scary

    12 Up "Despite making his Major League Baseball debut a full three years before Evan Longoria, it turns out Ryan Zimmerman and the San Francisco Giants third baseman happen to have a lot more in common than you'd initially think. It became apparent to one eagle-eyed baseball analyst..." May 01

  • Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman on playing beyond 2020

    Yardbarker "After capturing a World Series title at age 35, in the same season his six-year, $100M contract came to a close, Washington Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman could have opted to hang up his cleats in storybook fashion had he wished.  But the two-time All-Star clearly..." April 30

  • Ryan Zimmerman's wife: Players isolating is a necessary sacrifice

    Masn "As various proposals to play an abridged and altered Major League Baseball season get leaked, and the sporting public debates the practicalities and merits of them all, we must remind ourselves of the following key point: Eventually, MLB is going to have to make an official proposal..." April 22

  • Nats' Ryan Zimmerman slams Arizona plan: Leaving family 'not going to happen'

    The Score "Washington Nationals veteran first baseman Ryan Zimmerman isn't a fan of the reported plan to host the 2020 regular season in a centralized location in Arizona. Zimmerman and his wife are expecting their third child in June, and he's not willing to go..." April 09

  • Washington Nationals all-time team: Expos greats Tim Raines, Gary Carter in lineup

    CBS Sports "In an effort to avoid going stir crazy with MLB and every other major sports league shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, I've decided to take a look at the best of the best for each baseball franchise. We're going to have a 30-day series creating an all-time team for each MLB..." April 07