Former Florida State All-American and six-time Major League Baseball All-Star Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants announced earlier Friday that the former NL MVP has opted out of playing in the upcoming Covid-19 shortened MLB season.
According to a reports in today’s San Francisco Chronicle and on ESPN.com, Posey and his wife recently adopted identical twin daughters who were born prematurely and have spent time in NICU. Both are healthy now but Posey and his wife don’t want to compromise the babies immune systems.
“After weighing it for a long time, talking to doctors, I just feel like in the current state that we are right now and these babies being as fragile as they are for the next four months, at minimum, this ultimately wasn’t that difficult a decision for me,” Posey told reporters this morning.
Posey is a career .302 hitter with 140 home runs and 673 RBI in 11 major league seasons.