Brewers star Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 MLB season

Jesse Reed
Brewers Lorenzo Cain
Feb 19, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) poses during photo day. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Saturday that star center fielder Lorenzo Cain has informed them he has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 MLB season.

In the club’s announcement on Twitter, the Brewers expressed that they “fully support Lorenzo’s decision, and we will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse.”

Cain appeared in five games for the Brewers before Saturday’s news broke. In 18 at-bats, he had six hits, two RBI and four runs, posting a .333 average.

MLB players who have opted out of 2020 season

After Cain’s announcement, here’s an updated list of players who have opted out of the 2020 MLB season:

  • Mike Leake, pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Ryan Zimmerman, first baseman, Washington Nationals
  • Joe Ross, pitcher, Washington Nationals
  • Ian Desmond, outfielder, Colorado Rockies
  • Tyson Ross, pitcher, free agent
  • Welington Castillo, catcher, Washington Nationals
  • David Price, pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Felix Hernandez, pitcher, Atlanta Braves
  • Hector Noesi, pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Buster Posey, catcher, San Francisco Giants
  • Jordan Hicks, pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Michael Kopech, pitcher, Chicago White Sox
  • Collin McHugh, pitcher, Boston Red Sox
  • Isan Diaz, infielder, Miami Marlins
  • Lorenzo Cain, center fielder, Milwaukee Brewers