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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey swings during their game with the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey swings during their game with the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is considering opting out of the MLB’s truncated 2020 season depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds over the next couple of weeks.

“I think there’s still some reservation on my end,” Posey said at a team practice at Oracle Park on Saturday. “I want to see how things progress here over the next couple of weeks. I think it would be a little bit maybe naive or silly not to gauge what’s going on around you. Not only around you here, but paying attention to what’s happening in the country and different parts of the county. Obviously unprecedented times right now. Most definitely I’ve thought about it and talked about it with my wife quite a bit.”

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman are two of the biggest names who have officially decided not to play this year.

“I’m going to watch what’s going on and keep communicating with my wife and pay attention to what’s going around me here at the ballpark and what’s going on in the country,” Posey said. “I’d be surprised if you asked any player if they gave you a hard-lined, ‘No way, I’m not going to opt out ever’ answer.”

Eric Ting is an SFGATE digital reporter. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting

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