|Desmond is opting out for a second straight season. Desmond announced Sunday on his Instagram account that his ''desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I'm going to train and watch how things unfold.'' He added ''for now'' in his statement to opt out, leaving the door open for a possible return.
Analysis: The 35-year-old Desmond is in the final year of a five-year, $70 million deal he signed in December 2016. He is scheduled to make $8 million this season. Colorado has a $15 million option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout. Desmond is a career .263 hitter with 181 homers and 711 RBIs over an 11-year career with Washington, Texas and Colorado. He batted .255 with 20 homers in 140 games with Colorado in 2019.