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Detroit Tigers Player and Staff Member Test Positive for Covid


June 24, 2020, 11:41 AM

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A week before major league baseball players are scheduled to report for training, the Detroit Tigers disclosed that a player and a staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus.

General Manager Al Avila disclosed the news in a video conference Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reports. He did not identify the people.

Spring training was shut down in March because of the virus.

MLB plans an abbreviated season of 60 games, with summer training beginning by July 1.

Players will undergo testing upon arrival. Players, coaches and support staff will be tested for Covid every other day during training camps, the regular season and postseason. Anybody testing positive will be quarantined, according to MLB.com. Two negative tests are required for a return.

Players will also receive temperature and symptom checks at least twice per day, and antibody testing will be conducted about once a month.


Read more:  Detroit Free Press


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