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Rockies' Ian Desmond Announces He Will Opt Out of 2020 MLB Season

"But that doesn't mean Im leaving baseball behind for the year," Desmond said. "I'll be right here, at my old Little League, and Im working with everyone involved to make sure we can get Sarasota Youth Baseball back on track."

His announcement came at the end of a lengthy post lamenting the lack of diversity across MLB, increasing costs of youth baseball, and the racism he has experienced in his life.

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