Giants' Buster Posey Won't Play This Season to Protect the Health of Newborn Twins amid CoronavirusJuly 11, 2020
"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 added, per ESPN. "From a baseball standpoint, it was a tough decision. From a family standpoint and feeling like making a decision to protect our children, I think it was relatively easy."
The MLB recently announced its plan to resume professional baseball amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, setting opening day for July 23. Several players and MLB staff have contracted the virus over the past few months.
The MLB said in a press release obtained by PEOPLE in June that the "health and safety of players and employees will remain MLB’s foremost priorities in its return to play," and that the league "is working with a variety of public health experts, infectious disease specialists and technology providers on a comprehensive approach that aims to facilitate a safe return."
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