UPDATE 8:13 p.m.: The Orioles and Rays will not play after Baltimore players chose not to play.
After continued reflection and further dialogue, Orioles players have decided to not play tonight’s game against the Rays as they join athletes around the country in expressing solidarity with victims of social injustice and systemic racism.— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 27, 2020
UPDATE 6:27 p.m.: The Rockies have decided to not play their Thursday game with the Diamondbacks a day after Matt Kemp sat out by himself.
After reflecting and meeting as a group, Rockies players have decided not to play today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, standing in solidarity with athletes and sports teams against social injustice.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 27, 2020
UPDATE 4:32 p.m.: The Twins-Tigers and Red Sox-Blue Jays games scheduled for Thursday have been postponed after players chose not to play.
Twins-Tigers also postponed tonight— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 27, 2020
Source: the Red Sox have decided not to play tonight.— Julian McWilliams (@byJulianMack) August 27, 2020
Three Major League Baseball games were postponed on Wednesday amidst player protests, and Thursday is bringing more postponements in the aftermath of police shooting Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers contest will be postponed, according to reporter Jeff Passan and the Philadelphia Phillies-Washington Nationals contest is being postponed, according to reporter Jim Salisbury. The Boston Red Sox have players discussion tonight’s game with the Toronto Blue Jays and figuring out next steps, according to Passan.
On Wednesday, Brewers-Reds, Mariners-Padres, and Giants-Dodgers were all postponed as players pushed back on playing. Individual players on other teams also chose not to play, but those were the only three games the league was forced to postpone.
The players union and league officials spoke Thursday morning to figure out what they all want to do, according to reporter Ken Rosenthal. They did not reach any conclusions, and so for now the players and teams are sorting this out on their own.