Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis won’t play in 2020 due to Covid-19

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has opted not to play the 2020 season. Markakis said on Monday that the biggest factor in his decision was not wanting to play without fans in attendance. The 36-year-old also felt he should sit out this year after a phone conversation with Braves star Freddie Freeman, who recently tested positive for Covid-19. “Just hearing him, the way he sounded on the phone, it kind of opened my eyes,” Markakis said. “Freddie didn’t sound good… It was tough.…

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has opted not to play the 2020 season. Markakis said on Monday that the biggest factor in his decision was not wanting to play without fans in attendance. The 36-year-old also felt he should sit out this year after a phone conversation with Braves star Freddie Freeman, who recently tested positive for Covid-19. “Just hearing him, the way he sounded on the phone, it kind of opened my eyes,” Markakis said. “Freddie didn’t sound good… It was tough.…

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