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As the Nationals took the field Thursday for pregame festivities ahead of Washington's Opening Day clash with the New York Yankees, multiple players were spotted wearing 'Black Lives Matter' shirts over their typical warm-up tops.

Shortstop Trea Turner, outfielder Victor Robles, infielder Asdrubal Cabrera were among the Nationals players who sported the BLM shirts.

Washington's official Twitter account shared the photos, captioning the post "Playing for more than ourselves," with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag at the end.

Additionally, MLB announced earlier this week that a 'Black Lives Matter' stencil will appear on the pitcher's mound during Opening Weekend games.

In recent days, we've seen several members of the baseball community show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for racial equality. San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler became the first MLB manager to kneel for the National Anthem. Multiple Giants players joined him, too.

The 'Black Lives Matter' t-shirts worn by Turner, Robles and others are likely just a small part of the Nationals' effort to raise awareness for social justice.

Earlier this week, Washington reliever Sean Doolittle explained to the media that the team is still deciding what to do for the National Anthem. Plus, the team plans to have a tribute for George Floyd, a Black man who was killed while in custody by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

 

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