Ryan Zimmerman Unsure If He\'ll Play In 2020 Season

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Ryan Zimmerman Unsure If He\'ll Play In 2020 Season 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:45 pm

Ryan Zimmerman has shared that he\'s undecided on whether or not he\'ll play for the Washington Nationals during the 60-game abbreviated season.

Zimmerman has a newborn child and his mother is considered a high-risk individual.

\"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 of seeing her until weeks after the season is over,\" he said.

\"There\'s a lot of factors that I and others have to consider. I don\'t think there\'s a right or wrong answer; it\'s everybody\'s individual choice. At the end of the day, does a player feel comfortable going to the field every day and -- in my case, more importantly -- feel comfortable coming home every day and feel like they\'re not putting anyone else in danger? … I don\'t want to be a pessimist about this. I hope that, whatever I decide, the season goes off well, nothing happens, nobody gets seriously sick. But there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of variables we\'re not going to be able to control. That\'s what we need to assess.\"

Via Associated Press

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