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SI Insider: A Few MLB Players Have Decided Not to Play in the 2020 Season

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A few players throughout MLB have decided against returning to play amidst the pandemic in the 2020 season. The reasons for the opt outs are varied, but a few players have cited the high risk of contracting coronavirus paired with a severely shortened season not being worth it. SI's Tom Verducci highlights one player's reasoning for sitting out of 2020. 

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