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MLB Announces Plan For When Players Contract COVID

Fans around baseball have been wondering plenty of things that need to go into making a season work. MLB has already laid out a proposal to the player’s union to get games going, but there are still many things that need to be agreed upon. 

While the financial side of things remains a struggle, the plan to protect player’s health is another constant concern. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on CNN today and he outlined a plan on how to deal with the coronavirus in the league. 

The KBO has adopted a strategy that includes shutting down their league for three weeks should a player test positive. MLB has opted against that method and instead gone for a more direct approach. Players who test positive will quarantined and will have to test positive twice in order to return to play.

Players will get their testing done from a Utah based facility that MLB helped covert to a coronavirus test lab, likely when they participated in the COVID-19 study. Players that are around the person who tested positive will also need to be tested, which seems very thorough. 

It’s unclear if this plan has been approved by the player’s union, or if MLB has presented it to them yet. It is, however, likely that they would have presented that in the original proposal. 

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One Comment

  1. So much for being hero’s. I’ll I hear is a bunch of whinny players not considering fans or the general population in any of their comments. Who cares if it would be a sliver of hope and a beacon of light through these hard times for millions of people. But hey they want their millions or forget about it. If the owners are making less and provide this incredible opportunity to play a game millions, then…….

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