Zimmerman announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. Zimmerman was the Nationals' first draft pick after the team moved to Washington in 2005. He made his big-league debut that same year and went on to spend the entirety of his 16-year professional career with the organization. The 37-year-old will finish with 1,846 hits, 284 homers and a .277/.341/.475 slash line. He went to a pair of All-Star Games and won a World Series in 2019.
Zimmerman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Marlins. It was a rare start at first base for Zimmerman, who took advantage by going yard against Jesus Luzardo in the second inning to record his 14th homer of the season. Though Zimmerman has now homered in two of his last three appearances, he has only two starts in September. Zimmerman remains a near league-average hitter, though his lack of playing time hinders his ability to produce consistently.
Zimmerman went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Marlins. If there's one team that's going to be happy when the 36-year-old Zimmerman decides to hang them up, it's the Marlins. Tuesday's two-run blast off Jesus Luzardo in the fourth inning was Zimmerman's 40th career homer against Miami. The next highest number of home runs that the first baseman has hit off of one team is 31 against Atlanta.
Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Atlanta. The 36-year-old played a key role in Washington's comeback effort, knocking an RBI single in the seventh inning and an RBI double in the ninth. Zimmerman was left aboard after the latter when Josh Bell grounded out to end the game. Sunday was Zimmerman's first three-hit game since May 22. He's seen less than a platoon role, essentially serving as Bell's backup most of the time lately. Zimmerman has a mediocre .245 batting average with a .760 OPS, 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 21 runs scored and 11 doubles through 203 plate appearances.
Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and a strikeout in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Orioles. Zimmerman put the Nationals on the board in the first inning, and he he blasted a three-run homer in the top of the sixth to give the team the lead. The 36-year-old's performance helped snap a recent slump in which he went 0-for-8 with a walk and five strikeouts across his last three games.