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."