Houston Chronicle

Desmond opting out for Rockies


Colorado Rockies veteran outfielder Ian Desmond is opting out for a second straight season.

Desmond announced on his Instagram account that his “desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstan­ces. I’m going to train and watch how things unfold.” He added “for now” in his statement to opt out, leaving the door open for a possible return.

The 35-year-old is in the final year of a five-year, $70 million deal.

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