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Rockies GM supports Ian Desmond’s decision to skip 2020 season

[ad_1] DENVER -- Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich said he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder, who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the "COVID-19 pandemic has made this
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Rockies’ Ian Desmond opting out of playing in 2020, citing high risk amid pandemic

[ad_1] Ian Desmond will opt of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies outfielder announced Monday."The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking," he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth baseball players.Desmond, who was born in Sarasota, Florida, wrote that he's not "leaving baseball behind for the year. I'll