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 on social media. "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."
He has walked away from a combined $13.56 million over the past two seasons; he was owed $8 million this year and was set to make $5.56 million of his prorated $15 million salary last season.
The Rockies have a $15 million option on Desmond for next season with a $2 million buyout.