The Philadelphia Phillies on Friday confirmed that 5 gamers and three staff members working at their Clearwater, Fla., facility examined positive for the coronavirus.
They mentioned that the primary confirmed case got here Tuesday and that 12 different staff members and 20 different gamers residing within the Clearwater space had been being examined.
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“The Phillies are committed to the health and welfare of our players, coaches and staff as our highest priority, and as a result of these confirmed tests, all facilities in Clearwater have been closed indefinitely to all players, coaches and staff and will remain closed until medical authorities are confident that the virus is under control and our facilities are disinfected,” managing normal accomplice John Middleton mentioned in an announcement.
The group declined to say how it could influence the 2020 season.
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The group didn’t establish any of the gamers or staff members who examined positive. It was additionally unclear whether or not they had been main or minor league gamers.
Gamers began to return to the facility as governments started to loosen coronavirus restrictions. Main League Baseball has been on pause for the reason that pandemic shut sports activities down throughout the U.S. Homeowners and gamers haven’t reached an settlement to determine what number of video games will probably be performed this season.
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Clearwater is positioned in Pinellas County. The county has seen greater than 1,900 confirmed coronavirus circumstances and 102 deaths from the virus.