Baseball's First Positive Coronavirus Case is Yankees Minor Leaguer

John Healy
March 15, 2020 - 12:24 pm
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Baseball has its first confirmed, known positive test for the coronavirus.

Per Jeff Passan of ESPN, a Yankees minor leaguer has tested positive for COVID-19. The player, who was not named, has been quarantined since Friday when he began running a fever.

The player was reportedly never present at Steinbrenner Field and was limited to the Yankees’ minor league complex throughout spring training.

Per Passan, the Yankees have told all their minor leaguers to quarantine for the next two weeks, and the team will deliver food to the players in their hotel rooms.

Major League Baseball had suspended its spring training earlier this week and will delay the start of the season by at least two weeks, with many believing it will not start until the beginning of May the earliest.

There are no other known COVID-19 cases involving any other minor or major league players.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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