MLB statement on players opting not to play

August 27th, 2020

Major League Baseball issued the following statement tonight following the postponements of scheduled games in Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco:

“Given the pain in the communities of Wisconsin and beyond following the shooting of Jacob Blake, we respect the decisions of a number of players not to play tonight. Major League Baseball remains united for change in our society and we will be allies in the fight to end racism and injustice.”