GIANTS’ POSEY TO skip SEason
Giants star catcher Buster Posey decided to opt out of the 2020 season out of health concerns for his newly adopted twin baby girls during the coronavirus pandemic.
The babies were born prematurely, and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided skipping the season was in his family’s best interest.
The 2012 NL MVP and threetime World Series champion joins other big-name players such as Dodgers pitcher David Price, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the Rockies’ Ian Desmond and Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake in deciding not to take part this season.
All-Star slugger Joey Gallo was cleared to return to the Rangers for team workouts after previously testing positive for the coronavirus.
MLB and the players’ union say 58 players and eight staff members tested positive for COVID-19 through the final round of the intake screening process. That’s a rate of 1.8%.