Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake opts out of 2020 season

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen announced Leake's decision Monday, shortly before Washington teammates Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opted out of the virus-shortened season. ''During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,'' Leake's agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement Monday.

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