MLB Players Opting out of 2020 Season Continues to Grow 

Marshfield (OnFocus) – As Major League Baseball continues its efforts to salvage a season for 2020, the list of players opting out rather than taking a chance and getting sick is growing.

For players who are determined to be high risk, they are being allowed to opt out of the season and not lose their salaries, which are prorated for the shortened season.

Players may opt out if they are not considered high risk, but they will forfeit their salaries.

The list so far:

Mike Leake, Diamondbacks
Lorenzo Cain, Brewers
Wellington Castillo, Nationals
Yoenes Cespedes, Mets
Ian Desmond, Rockies
Isan Diaz, Marlins
Felix Hernandez, Braves
Jordan Hicks, Cardinals
Michael Kopech, White Sox
Francisco Liriano, Free Agent
Shelby Miller, Brewers
Hector Noesi, Pirates
Buster Posey, Giants
David Price, Dodgers
Joe Ross, Nationals
Tyson Ross, Giants
Kohl Stewart, Orioles
Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]