Milwaukee Brewers star Lorenzo Cain is opting out of the 2020 MLB season.
Cain’ decision marks the second notable player to drop out of the MLB season Saturday. Earlier in the day, Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz opted out of the season. The Springfield native was one of few players on the Marlins who had not tested fpositiveor COVID-19.
The Brewers acknowledged Cain’s opted Saturday with a statement:
“Lorenzo Cain has informed us that he will not participate for the remainder of the 2020 season. We fully support Lorenzo’s decision, and will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse,” president of baseball operations David Stearns wrote.
Including Cain, 16 MLB players have opted out of the season so far. That number does not include Nick Markakis, who opted out before opting back in.