The Philadelphia Phillies’ minor coronavirus outbreak could also be even much less of a menace than we initially thought.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Phillies are optimistic that their final two optimistic coronavirus assessments — a coach and clubhouse assistant — had been false positives.
The Phillies have had no optimistic assessments amongst gamers, they usually’re allowed to entry Citizens Bank Park on Saturday for scattered exercises.
On Saturday, Major League Baseball mentioned, in keeping with Passan: “It appears that two of those individuals’ tests were false positives, and it is unclear if the third individual contracted COVID-19 from Marlins players and staff based on the timing of the positive test.”
Philadelphia hasn’t performed since final Sunday out of maximum warning following their collection in opposition to the Miami Marlins, who’ve had 18 gamers and three employees members take a look at optimistic for COVID-19.
The Phillies at the moment are scheduled to play a four-game collection in opposition to the New York Yankees this week. Two video games can be at residence and two can be on the highway at Yankee Stadium.
There had been 29 optimistic assessments throughout MLB over the previous week, the league announced Friday. MLB reported that 21 of these optimistic assessments had been from one staff. However, they did not state which group the 21 optimistic assessments got here from, although we’ve a reasonably good thought.