Some people in both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins organizations have tested positive for COVID-19, officials with the teams said Thursday.
Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said on a video conference call that it’s “a delicate subject” and declined to identify those with positive tests. The Dodgers will have their first formal workout on July 3.
Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said the team had “a few” players in the organization recently test positive. He said each player is “doing well” in self-isolation at home. None of the positive tests came from players currently in Minnesota or in Fort Myers, where the team’s spring training headquarters are.
Major-league players will start reporting July 1 to begin preparing for a 60-game season scheduled to start in late July. Players and staff will be operating on an honor system to follow MLB protocols aimed at avoiding the spread of the coronavirus during their downtime this season.
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