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Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Ian Desmond, All-Star Game

Ian Desmond opted out of this current season after doing the same a year ago, but in the meantime he is also doing amazing work in his community. (Anna Katherine Clemmons, The New York Times) MLB made a big move on Saturday with the announcement they moved the All-Star Game...
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MLB All-Star Ian Desmond reveals why he's opting out for 2nd consecutive season

Ian Desmond, a two-time Major League Baseball All-Star at the top of his professional game, stunned sports fans when he decided to stop playing. The 35-year-old Colorado Rockies centerfielder and father of five spoke exclusively to "Good Morning America" in his first interview since opting out of a second consecutive season and revealed the complexities behind the catalysts for his decision to walk away from the diamond.
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Ian Desmond opts out of season, end of career is near

Former Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has decided to opt-out of the 2021 baseball season. He did the same for the 2020 baseball season. While there were several players to opt-out last year, most have returned in some fashion this year. Desmond may choose to opt-in during the season, though for now he is sitting out.
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MLB News: Rockies Outfielder Ian Desmond Opts Out of Another Season

The 2021 MLB season is shaping up to be a rough one for the Colorado Rockies. The year started with the trade of their franchise player Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals, and things have not gotten much better since then. The latest update out of Colorado is that Rockies’ outfielder...
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Rockies' Ian Desmond decides to opt out of MLB season for second straight year

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to opt out for the second consecutive season. The 35-year-old posted his decision on his Instagram story. “Over the last few months, I’ve had tough conversations. I’ve asked a lot of questions and done a lot of thinking. For now, I’ve decided to opt out of the 2021 season,” he wrote. “My desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I’m going to continue to train and watch how things unfold.”
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Rockies' Ian Desmond Opts Out of 2021 MLB Season; Forgoes $13.56M Past 2 Years

For the second year in a row, the Colorado Rockies will be without outfielder Ian Desmond, who announced Sunday he would opt out of the 2021 season. "For now, I've decided to opt out of the 2021 season," Desmond wrote in an Instagram story (h/t ESPN). "My desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I'm going to continue to train and watch how things unfold."
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Colorado Rockies OF Ian Desmond opts out of second straight baseball season

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond has announced he is opting out of a second consecutive baseball season. "For now, I've decided to opt out of the 2021 season," Desmond wrote in an Instagram story. "My desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I'm going to continue to train and watch how things unfold."
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Rockies’ Ian Desmond opts out of second straight MLB season

Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced he is opting out of a second consecutive MLB season amid the coronavirus pandemic, bringing his salary total to $13.56 million that he’s walked away from. “For now, I’ve decided to opt out of the 2021 season,” Desmond wrote in an Instagram story. “My desire...
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Rockies' Ian Desmond opts out of 2021 MLB season 'for now'

Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies is the first Major League Baseball player to publicly opt out of the 2021 MLB season. Desmond opted out of the 2020 season as well, citing racism in baseball and society, and his experience as a biracial person in America. Here is Desmond's announcement,...
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Colorado Rockies: The domino effect from Ian Desmond opting out of 2021

News broke on Sunday morning that Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to opt out of the 2021 season … for now. Through an Instagram post, the 35-year-old Desmond announced his intention to not return to the Rockies to start the 2021 campaign. One of the key phrases in Desmond’s message is, “For now, I’ve decided to opt out of the 2021 season.” The words “For now” seemingly leave the door open for Desmond to return later in the season if he desires.
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Ian Desmond Opts Out of Second Straight Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced on Sunday he will opt-out of the 2021 season, marking his second straight year out of baseball amid the COVID-19 crisis. "For now, I've decided to opt out of the 2021 season," Desmond wrote in an Instagram story. "My desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I'm going to continue to train and watch how things unfold."
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Rockies' Ian Desmond announces decision to opt out of 2021 MLB season

Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond is opting out of the 2021 season, at least temporarily. He made the announcement on his Instagram page (h/t Robert Murray of FanSided). “Over the last few months, I’ve had tough conversations. I’ve asked a lot of questions and done a lot of thinking. For now, I’ve decided to opt out of the 2021 season. My desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I’m going to continue to train and watch how things unfold."