1. Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross, Mike Leake opt out of 2020 MLB season over coronavirus  CBS News
  2. Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross opt out of 2020 season  ESPN
  3. Opinion: As Ryan Zimmerman and others opt out of 2020 MLB season, sport's new reality begins to settle in  MSN Money
  4. National's Ryan Zimmerman skips 2020 MLB season amid coronavirus concerns  WUSA9
  5. Ryan Zimmerman opts out of MLB's 2020 coronavirus-shortened season: 'This is the best decision for me and my family'  Russian Machine Never Breaks
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The 60-game season, originally scheduled to begin March 26, will now start at the end of July.The 60-game season, originally scheduled to begin March 26, will now start at the end of July.

Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross, Mike Leake opt out of 2020 MLB season over coronavirus - CBS News

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the 2020 season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the 2020 season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.

Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross opt out of 2020 season

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman officially opted out of the 2020 MLB season on Monday, a few days after expressing apprehension about the idea of playing during the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman officially opted out of the 2020 MLB season on Monday, a few days after expressing apprehension about the idea of playing during the coronavirus

Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman opts out of 2020 MLB season

Nationals right-hander Joe Ross reportedly plans to opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.Nationals right-hander Joe Ross reportedly plans to opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.

Nationals' Joe Ross Expected To Opt Out Of 2020 Season - MLB Trade Rumors

Baseball has been particularly unkind to older players as franchises scrimp for every last nickel even as record revenues float their values into the multi-billions.Baseball has been particularly unkind to older players as franchises scrimp for every last nickel even as record revenues float their values into the multi-billions.

MLB 2020: Ryan Zimmerman's opt out shows sports' new reality

Baseball has been particularly unkind to older players as franchises scrimp for every last nickel even as record revenues float their values into the multi-billions.

Opinion: As Ryan Zimmerman and others opt out of 2020 MLB season, sport's new reality begins to settle in

A pair of players from the defending World Champs are passing on playing in 2020A pair of players from the defending World Champs are passing on playing in 2020

Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross opt out of 2020 season - Lone Star Ball

The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches...The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches...

Twins, Baldelli shuffle on-field staff due to COVID-19 concerns | KSTP.com

Twins, Baldelli shuffle on-field staff due to COVID-19 concerns

2020 Major League Baseball season - Wikipedia

Mr. Washington National, Ryan Zimmerman, has decided against playing during the abbreviated 2020 MLB season. Zimmerman announced his decision in a statement through his agency CAA Baseball. pic.twitter.com/xlWn1V9sLP— CAA Baseball (@CAA_Baseball) June 29, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js "After a great deal of thought and given my family circumstances - three young children, including a newborn, and a…Mr. Washington National, Ryan Zimmerman, has decided against playing during the abbreviated 2020 MLB season. Zimmerman announced his decision in a statement through his agency CAA Baseball. pic.twitter.com/xlWn1V9sLP— CAA Baseball (@CAA_Baseball) June 29, 2020 "After a great deal of thought...

Ryan Zimmerman opts out of MLB’s 2020 coronavirus-shortened season: ‘This is the best decision for me and my family’

He's the face of the franchiseHe has a newborn and is worried about Covid

Ryan Zimmerman to Skip 2020 Season Due to Covid Concerns | Washingtonian (DC)

Veteran Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out because of safety concerns. "I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer; it’s everybody’s individual choice," says Zimmerman.

Two players for World Series champs Nationals choose not to play due to virus

The pair joins Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake as players who will not participate in the abbreviated seasonThe pair joins Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake as players who will not participate in the abbreviated season

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals teammate Joe Ross will sit out 2020 MLB season over COVID-19 concerns - CBSSports.com

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for Spring Training 2.0 to start later this week....Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for Spring Training 2.0 to start later this week....

Washington Nationals News: Nationals announce 60-Man Player Pool for 2020 season; Nats’ prospects on list + more - Federal Baseball

Zimmerman had previously hinted that he may be leaning this way given that he has a newborn baby and his mother has multiple sclerosis.

Ryan Zimmerman opts out of the 2020 season - HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Workouts for the 2020 MLB season are scheduled to open Wednesday at Nationals Park.Workouts for the 2020 MLB season are scheduled to open Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Nationals awaiting D.C. approval to use ballpark for training camp - The Washington Post

Zimmerman, a pillar of the Nationals’ World Series-winning team, will skip the season, citing personal and family safety. Desmond of the Rockies, Joe Ross of the Nationals and Mike Leake of the Diamondbacks also opted out.Zimmerman, a pillar of the Nationals’ World Series-winning team, will skip the season, citing personal and family safety. Desmond of the Rockies, Joe Ross of the Nationals and Mike Leake of the Diamondbacks also opted out.

Which MLB players will still be at home when the 2020 season begins?Which MLB players will still be at home when the 2020 season begins?

Here's a complete list of MLB players opting out of 2020 season | Sporting News

MLB players have begun to decide they'll sit out this season because of the risk of contracting the coronavirus. The Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without infielder... Sports News Summaries. | NewserNationals star Ryan Zimmerman is among those sitting out because of the coronavirus risk

Players Start to Pass on This Season

Ryan Zimmerman has opted not to play for the Washington Nationals in 2020 but said he's not retiring. But could anyone blame him if he did?Ryan Zimmerman has opted not to play for the Washington Nationals in 2020 but said he's not retiring. But could anyone blame him if he did?

With a World Series Ring and a Monster Net Worth, Nobody Could Blame Ryan Zimmerman If He Chose to Just Ride off Into the Sunset

Three players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled Major League Baseball season due to health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.Three players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled Major League Baseball season due to health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Multiple players are opting out of the 2020 MLB Season, citing 'personal health and safety'

Former Giants pitcher Mike Leake, Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland alum Joe Ross and two-time All-Star Ryan Zimmerman announced Monday that they will sit out the 60-game Major League Baseball season for the safety of themselves and their families. Leake, 32, was a candidate for a rotation spot with the Diamondbacks, who acquired him from the Mariners at the after 2019 trade deadline. His decision came on a day that general manager Mike Hazen said two players on Arizona’s 60-man roster tested positive for the coronavirus, as did another player not in Arizona. “During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This was not an easy decision for Mike. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.” MLB is allowing players with preexisting medical conditions or compromised immune systems to opt out of the 2020 season and receive their full pro-rated pay and MLB service time, but Hazen did not say whether Leake falls under that category. Leake was due $5,555,556 as the prorated share of his $15 million salary. Ross, a pitcher, and Zimmerman, an infielder, both play for the Washington Nationals. Zimmerman was due $740,741 and Ross $555,556 as prorated portions of their salaries. “We are 100% supportive of their decision to not play this year,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. “We will miss their presence in the clubhouse and their contributions on the field.” Ross, 27, was a candidate for the Nationals rotation. After undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow... <p>Former Giants pitcher Mike Leake, Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland alum Joe Ross and two-time All-Star Ryan Zimmerman announced Monday that they will sit out the 60-game Major League Baseball season for the safety of themselves and their families.</p> <p>Leake, 32, was a candidate for a rotation spot with the Diamondbacks, who acquired him from the Mariners at the after 2019 trade deadline. His decision came on a day that general manager Mike Hazen said two players on Arizona’s 60-man roster tested positive for the coronavirus, as did another player not in Arizona.</p> <p>“During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This was not an easy decision for Mike. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.”</p> <p>MLB is allowing players with preexisting medical conditions or compromised immune systems to opt out of the 2020 season and receive their full pro-rated pay and MLB service time, but Hazen did not say whether Leake falls under that category. Leake was due $5,555,556 as the prorated share of his $15 million salary.</p> <p>Ross, a pitcher, and Zimmerman, an infielder, both play for the Washington Nationals. Zimmerman was due $740,741 and Ross $555,556 as prorated portions of their salaries.</p> <p>“We are 100% supportive of their decision to not play this year,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. “We will miss their presence in the clubhouse and their contributions on the field.”</p> <p>Ross, 27, was a candidate for the Nationals rotation. After undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow...</p>

Coronavirus fears lead three MLB players to decide to skip season - SFChronicle.com

Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this seasonLongtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season

Nationals’ Zimmerman, Ross to Skip 2020 Season – NBC4 Washington

With Major League Baseball slated to push forward with the 2020 season, a number of MLB players are likely to skip it.With Major League Baseball slated to push forward with the 2020 season, a number of MLB players are likely to skip it.

MLB Pitcher Mike Leake Decides To Skip The 2020 Season

With Major League Baseball slated to push forward with the 2020 season, a number of MLB players are likely to skip it.With Major League Baseball slated to push forward with the 2020 season, a number of MLB players are likely to skip it.

MLB Pitcher Mike Leake Decides To Skip The 2020 Season

Arizona's Mike Leake was the first to publicly announce his decision, with Washington's Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross coming shortly after.Arizona's Mike Leake was the first to publicly announce his decision, with Washington's Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross coming shortly after.

Three MLB players have announced they will sit out 2020. Will more follow? – The Athletic

Zimmerman's teammate Joe Ross, as well as Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, also elected to sit out the season.Zimmerman's teammate Joe Ross, as well as Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, also elected to sit out the season.

Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross and Mike Leake opt out of 2020 MLB season due to coronavirus concerns - New York Daily News

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake, as well as longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross decided to opt-out of the 2020 MLB season.Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake, as well as longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross decided to opt-out of the 2020 MLB season.

Find out which players have opted out of the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 concerns.Find out which players have opted out of the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 concerns.

MLB players opting out: Ryan Zimmerman won't play (list) - Sports Illustrated

Multiple players have announced their intention to sit out the 2020 season.

MLB players opting out of 2020 season: Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman headline list of players sitting out due to coronavirus concerns - masslive.com

Ryan Zimmerman, the only person to play in a major league game for the Nationals during each of their 15 seasons in town, will not ...Ryan Zimmerman, the only person to play in a major league game for the Nationals during each of their 15 seasons in town, will not ...

Zimmerman and Ross opting out of 2020 season (updated) - Nationals Pastime

The longtime face of the world champion Nationals cited his children and mother in choosing not to play the shortened season.The longtime face of the world champion Nationals cited his children and mother in choosing not to play the shortened season.

Ryan Zimmerman among first four MLB players who’ll skip 2020 season - The Boston Globe

In what might be the first wave of several to come, three major league players on Monday decided to opt out of the 2020 season and not play. The three are RyanIn what might be the first wave of several to come, three major league players on Monday decided to opt out of the 2020 season and not play. The three are Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washin

Three Players Opt Out Of 2020 Season | Metsmerized Online

Diamondbacks righty Mike Leake, Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond and Nationals champions Joe Ross and Ryan Zimmerman became the first players to publicly...Diamondbacks righty Mike Leake, Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond and Nationals champions Joe Ross and Ryan Zimmerman became the first players to publicly acknowledge they are opting out of playing this

I am conflicted over MLB's coronavirus dilemma: Sherman

Three players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled Major League Baseball season due to health concerns amid coronavirus outbreak. Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross will not be playing the 2020 season, the team confirmed on Monday. Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Mike Leake also has decided not to play this […]Three players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled Major League Baseball season due to health concerns amid coronavirus outbreak. Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe…

Baseball players are opting out of the 2020 MLB Season, citing ‘personal health and safety’ | myfox8.com

The Yankees and Nationals are set to meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month, a person familiar with the game told The Associated Press this weekend, but at least two Nationals won't be there. According to ABC7 sports sources, both Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the season. This comes less than a week afterMajor League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks.The Yankees and Nationals are set to meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month, a person familiar with the game told The Associated Press this weekend, but at least two Nationals won't be there. According to ABC7 sports sources, both Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the season. This comes less than a week afterMajor League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks.

Sources: 2 Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross, opt out of 2020 MLB season | WJLA

Sources: 2 Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross, opt out of 2020 MLB season

The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher is the first MLB player to officially opt out of the 2020 season.The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher is the first MLB player to officially opt out of the 2020 season.

D-Backs' Mike Leake Opts Out Of MLB Restart, Nats' Ryan Zimmerman Too

The Washington Nationals will be without first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and right-hander Joe Ross when they attempt to defend their World Series title in 2020...The Washington Nationals will be without first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and right-hander Joe Ross when they attempt to defend their World Series title in 2020...

Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman Opts Out of 2020 MLB Season, Says He's Not Retiring | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Nationals: Zimmerman, Ross Sit Out 2020 MLB Season - Washington DC, DC - Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross announced Monday they were sitting out the 2020 MLB seasonWashington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross announced Monday they were sitting out the 2020 MLB season

Nationals: Zimmerman, Ross Sit Out 2020 MLB Season | Washington DC, DC Patch

The Washington Nationals are set to start preparing for an MLB season unlike any other with just 60 games (if COVID-19 allows) and the team announced a 60-man player pool. See who made the list...The Washington Nationals are set to start preparing for an MLB season unlike any other with just 60 games (if COVID-19 allows) and the team announced a 60-man player pool. See who made the list...

Nationals announce 60-player pool for 2020 season | 106.7 The Fan

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have decided not to participate in the 2020 season, the general manager announced Monday in a statement. Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have decided not to participate in the 2020 season, the general manager announced Monday in a statement. 

The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. A trio of players, including Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, have announced they won't be playing in the upcoming 60-game season.

Three players opt out of upcoming MLB season - Houston Chronicle