The 2020 MLB season is going to be different than ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The season has been shortened to just 60 games, with no fans in attendance. Some players are even starting to opt out of the season, such as Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher David Price. Today, Florida State’s most decorated baseball alum, San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey, has opted out of the season, as well.
Posey and his wife are currently adopting new born twin girls, which seemingly helped lead to the former MVP’s decision.
Buster Posey and his wife are adopting identical twin girls. That is why he has missed time in camp. The twins were born prematurely and stable but will be in NICU for some time. He is opting out of the season.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 10, 2020
The catcher leaves behind an $8 million dollar pay day, but is still due to make nearly $44 million over the next two seasons. The three-time world series champion hit .257 last year with seven home runs. The former Seminole is a six-time all-star, and the biggest name to opt out of the 2020 season thus far. Questions over the likelihood of the 2020 season continue to grow.