spotlight These are the baseball players sitting out the 2020 MLB season Jason Dean, Madison.com Jul 22, 2020 Jul 22, 2020 Updated Aug 7, 2020 0 When the 2020 MLB season starts this week, these players will opt not to play. ROCKIES' IAN DESMOND On Monday, Desmond announced his intention to sit out, but that was only part of his Instagram message, which touched on racism, homophobia and sexism he has witnessed in baseball and much more. David Price, Dodgers Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year. Ross D. Franklin Tyson Ross, Giants The free agent will sit out 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. Ross D. Franklin Félix Hernández, Braves Former Cy Young winner Félix Hernández has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves. Braves manager Brian Snitker says the 34-year-old Hernández chose to skip the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brynn Anderson Buster Posey, Giants Posey plans to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls recently. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. Ralph Freso Nick Markakis, Braves Markakis said he was uneasy about playing the season without fans and then was swayed by his telephone conversation with teammate Freddie Freeman, who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has fever and other symptoms. John Bazemore Michael Kopech, White Sox Kopech informed the team he would opt out of the 2020 season. Carlos Osorio Jordan Hicks, Cardinals Hicks has opted out of the 2020 season, citing pre-existing health concerns. Jeff Roberson 0 comments Tags Wire Dcc Tns Ldcjd Baseball Mlb Pro-baseball Ryan Zimmerman Ian Desmond David Price Players Sitting Out 2020 Buster Posey Felix Hernandez Related to this collection Live Follow the latest news and scores from MLB's opening night Jul 23, 2020 Baseball is back. Follow the latest from Major League Baseball's opening night.