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Reports: Nationals re-signing 1B Zimmerman for 2020

Field Level Media
26 Jan 2020, 02:19 GMT+10

The Washington Nationals are re-signing free agent first baseman Ryan Zimmerman to a one-year, $2 million deal that includes up to $3 million in incentives, multiple outlets reported.

The 35-year-old Zimmerman is the longest-tenured player for the reigning World Series champions and is the franchise's all-time leader in hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs.

Zimmerman, the first player ever drafted by the Nationals in 2005, had said he would retire if he could not work out a deal with Washington for 2020.

"I think I've made my intentions pretty clear," the two-time All-Star said in December, per ESPN. "It's either play some more here or play more golf."

Injuries limited Zimmerman to 52 games in 2019, his fewest since 2005. He batted .257 with six homers and 27 RBIs in the regular season, and batted .255 with two homers and seven RBIs in 16 postseason games.

Through 1,689 games over 15 seasons, he owns a .279 career average with 401 doubles, 270 home runs, 1,015 RBIs and 1,784 hits.

--Field Level Media

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