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MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 season

As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.

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Rockies GM backs Desmond's decision to skip '20

Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.

Will players follow Ian Desmond and opt out of MLB season? (0:53)

BBTN: Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Ian Desmond opting out of the playing the season

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to name-drop his meetings with presidents and trips to the White House (7:07). Then the guys discuss the players who have opted out of the season, the need for complete transparency with testing results, Ian Desmond's decision not to play and his thoughts on race in baseball, and changes that need to be made to make baseball more accessible.

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Rockies' Desmond: Baseball is failing minorities

Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, who is opting out of playing this season, says baseball is "failing" in helping minorities, especially children, to play and advance in the sport.

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Reports: Rockies star Blackmon has coronavirus

Four-time All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon is one of three Rockies players to have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.

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20dDavid Schoenfield

Baseball's top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

Mookie Betts wearing Dodger blue, Gerrit Cole in pinstripes. A wild sprint from start to finish. Here's what we're most excited to see when the 2020 season finally begins.

What MLB's latest proposal says about the season (2:10)
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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2707th
On Base Percentage.3427th
Slugging Percentage.4489th
Earned Run Average5.5724th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st