San Francisco Giants Catcher Buster Posey Opts Out of MLB 60-Game Season

Three-time World Series Champion Catcher Buster Posey will not play in the COVID-19 shortened MLB season.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports Posey missed the last few days of the San Francisco Giants team workouts while contemplating his decision.

Meanwhile, The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly gave some insight as to why the 33-year-old is opting out.

Here’s Posey making the announcement earlier today.

Posey joins an ever growing list of players choosing to sit out the 2020 season.

Here’s the list of players opting out so far (as of July 10):

  • Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake
  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez
  • Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis
  • Colorado Rockies utility man Ian Desmond
  • LA Dodgers pitcher David Price
  • Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Hector Noesi
  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyson Ross (released by team before announcement)
  • San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey
  • Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross
  • Washington Nationals catcher Welington Castillo
  • Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

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