The Mets got some good news within the division earlier this offseason when Josh Donaldson elected to leave the Braves (and spurn the Nationals) to sign a multi-year deal with the Minnesota Twins.
No such luck this time around with Ryan Zimmerman, though.
According to a report from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post, Zimmerman is returning the Nationals on a one-year deal. The deal is has a base value of $2 million, but can be pushed up to $5 million with incentives.
Zimmerman, 35, has spent his entire 15-year career with the Nats, slashing .279/.343/.475 with 270 career home runs and 1,015 RBI.
The Mets, of course, have seen their fair share of Zimmerman over the years, as the corner infielder has slashed .272/.335/.427 in his career against the Mets.
He's hit 25 home runs and driven in 112 runs against New York.