clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

31 players, 7 staff members test positive for the coronavirus

New, comments
MLB: Spring Training-San Diego Padres at Cleveland Indians Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, the MLB announced the results from their first round of coronavirus testing and you could argue that they are actually pretty good, all things considered.

The first round included a total of 3,185 samples tested with only 38 coming back as positive. That’s good for a 1.2% positivity rate. The 38 positives are split between 31 players and seven staff members. For comparison’s sake, the NBA reported a 5.3% positivity (16 of 302) rate among their players on June 26 while MLS reported a rate of 2.7% (18 of 668) among players on June 28. Due to privacy laws, no player names will be announced from those who test positive.

Today is also the first day that players were able to get out onto the practice field and commence their Spring Training 2.0 workouts.