Major baseball: Ryan Zimmerman among the players who withdraw
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Some major baseball players, including Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman, decided on Monday not to participate in the resumption of circuit activities in July.
Teammate Joe Ross should stay away, too, according to the Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, who had made the same decision earlier.the health and safety protocol.
Explaining his decision, Zimmerman said his family situation was his main concern.His wife's medical records include risk factors related to COVID-19 and the couple has three children, including a newborn baby.
"Everyone knows how important it is to me to be part of a team and the camaraderie will be greatly missed this year," he said in a statement relayed by CAA Baseball, which manages his career.Obviously, I would like to go in search of a second title in a row.I cannot speak for the others, but given the unusual nature of the season, this is the best decision for me and my family.”
Zimmerman has played his 15 seasons in major baseball with the Nationals.Aged 35, however, he has ruled out retirement for the time being.
In the case of Leake, the ESPN network reported the words of its agent Danny Horwits, indicating that it was a personal decision taken in concert with his family.
Posted Date: 2020-06-30