The Philadelphia Phillies say two more gamers and two further workers members have examined constructive for COVID-19, spiking the variety of total members within the group who’ve the virus to 12.
The Phillies stated Tuesday all different checks throughout the group have come again detrimental. One of many two gamers examined constructive exterior the staff’s spring advanced in Clearwater, Florida.
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The Phillies didn’t determine anybody affected by COVID-19.
The Phillies shut their spring advanced after 5 gamers examined constructive on Friday for COVID-19. Philadelphia grew to become the primary large league staff identified to be struck by the outbreak. Three workers members on the camp additionally examined constructive, and the Phillies didn’t determine any of these affected.
MLB responded Friday evening by shutting down all 30 spring coaching websites in Florida and Arizona, states which have seen a latest spike in coronavirus instances, and ordering that they bear thorough cleaning and sanitizing.
Different groups have reported constructive checks with out figuring out the gamers affected.
The instances got here as Main League Baseball moved nearer to implementing a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the gamers’ affiliation rejected a negotiated deal of the identical size.