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Ryan Zimmerman lands back on IL due to plantar fasciitis

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Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the team announced on Monday.

Zimmerman, 34, missed two months between late April and late June with the same condition. In just 33 games this season, the veteran is batting .246/.311/.390 with three home runs and 15 RBI.

Matt Adams and Howie Kendrick will handle first base in Zimmerman’s absence, just as they did earlier in the season. Adams has a .779 OPS and 15 home runs in 201 plate appearances this season while Kendrick has a .911 OPS and 12 homers in 246 PA.

Report: Mets sign Brad Brach to one-year, $850,000 contract

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Brach have agreed on a one-year deal worth $850,000. The contract includes a player option for the 2021 season with a base salary of $1.25 million and additional performance incentives.

Brach, 33, signed as a free agent with the Cubs this past February. After posting an ugly 6.13 ERA over 39 2/3 innings, the Cubs released him in early August. The Mets picked him up shortly thereafter. Brach’s performance improved, limiting opposing hitters to six runs on 15 hits and three walks with 15 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings through the end of the season.

While Brach will add some much-needed depth to the Mets’ bullpen, his walk rate has been going in the wrong direction for the last three seasons. It went from eight percent in 2016 to 9.5, 9.7, and 12.8 percent from 2017-19. Needless to say the Mets are hoping that trend starts heading in the other direction next season.