Ian Desmond: Colorado Rockies OF to sit out 2020 season

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Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced on Monday he will sit out the 2020 season, citing family concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Desmond’s post also included his “thoughts and experiences as a biracial man in America,” noting his responsibility to answer questions from his children regarding “coronavirus and civil rights and life.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk that I am not comfortable taking,” Desmond wrote. “With a pregnant wife and four young children who have lots of questions about what’s going on in the world, home is where I need to be right now.”





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