DENVER — Rockies players Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellani have all tested positive for coronavirus following recent workouts at Coors Field, major-league sources told The Denver Post.
Several Rockies have been working out at Coors Field this month, including taking live at-bats. The positive tests came late last week, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. One player was showing symptoms and the other two were asymptomatic.
After the three players tested positive, all of the other players who were working out at Coors Field were tested for coronavirus. Those tests came back negative. Per Major League Baseball protocol, Coors Field has been closed for the week.
As of Tuesday, MLB and the players’ association were finalizing final health-and-safety measures for the 60-game season that’s expected to be implemented by Commissioner Rob Manfred, with a tentative start date of around July 24. The season would include a special coronavirus-related injury list for players who are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive.
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