Brewers Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 MLB season

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain (6) and Omar Narvaez (10) celebrate after scoring on a Ben Gamel two-RBI triple during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect Lorenzo Cain’s statement regarding his decision to opt out of the 2020 MLB season.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Milwaukee Brewers will be without a Gold Glove in the outfield this season.

In a statement released by the team on August 1, the Brewers announced that Lorenzo Cain informed the team he is opting out of the rest of the 2020 season.

“We fully support Lorenzo’s decision and will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse,” General Manager and President of baseball operations David Stearns said in the memo.

Lorenzo Cain released this statement through the team, saying ““After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season. With all of the uncertainty and unknowns surrounding our game at this time, I feel that this is the best decision for me, my wife, and our three kids. The Brewers organization was very understanding and supportive of my decision, and I thank them for that. I wish all of my great teammates the best of luck this season and look forward to getting back on the field in 2021. Please stay safe.”

This comes on the heels of both of the Brewers’ July 31 and August 1 games being postponed with multiple members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization testing positive for COVID-19.

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