Marcus Stroman has decided to opt out of the 2020 season.
Stroman was nearly done rehabbing a torn left calf muscle and was in line to start for the New York Mets against the Miami Marlins next week.
However, the right-hander didn't like the idea of traveling into a coronavirus hot spot.
"Obviously, you see the Cardinals, the Marlins, you see spikes everywhere in the country, you see protocols not being handled properly from citizens everywhere," Stroman said. "You see us going to Florida soon. That was a big discussion I had with my family. Going to see the Marlins soon, that's something I don't want to be in that situation."
Stroman is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.