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Coronavirus fears lead three MLB players to decide to skip season

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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.