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Posey announced his decision on Friday. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. Posey had missed three practices while dealing with a personal issue.
Posey joins other big-name players like Dodgers pitcher David Price, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado's Ian Desmond and Arizonna pitcher Mike Leake in deciding not to take part in the 60-game season this year.
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Buster Posey's opening statement on opting out of the 2020 season. He & his wife have adopted twin girls, born premature but in the interest of their health and safety he's deciding not to play. #SFGiants #ABC7Now pic.twitter.com/khIVbR2t2O— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) July 10, 2020
#SFGiants GM Farhan Zaidi & manager Gabe Kapler's have nothing but love and respect for Buster Posey who's decided to opt out of the 2020 season.— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) July 10, 2020