The former Cy Young Award winner decided not to play this season to preserve his health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Felix Hernándezpitcher Atlanta Braves, became the last player to choose not to participate in the 2020 season of the MLB amid concerns about the coronavirus.
The 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner participated in team practice on Friday and Saturday at Braves Truist Park before deciding not to participate in the Major League 60-game season this Sunday.
Hernandez’s decision to unsubscribe comes a day after four Braves players tested positive for coronavirus, including All-Star Freddie Freeman and All-Star reliever Will Smith.
In addition, this Sunday, both the Chicago White Sox and the Washington Nationals announced that two players tested positive for the virus.
Hernandez, 34, was trying to revive his career with the Braves after signing a one-year minor league contract with the club in January. The Venezuelan saw how his last seasons with the Seattle Mariners were ruined by injuries.
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