Some Twins players test positive for COVID-19

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June 25, 2020 - 2:56 pm

With less than a week before training camp opens at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins say some players and minor leaguers have tested positive for COVID-19. President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey did not name names or give an exact number. 

"We have players that are in many different locations. I don't think this is necessarily a surprise we have some positive cases, we would expect it. As a result that's why we want to follow the appropriate protocols before getting everyone back together." 

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Falvey did say at least one of the players who tested positive is on the 60-man roster expected to report for training next week. He says all involved are under quarantine and will not join the team until they test negative, twice, under MLB health protocols.

Other Major League teams that have had coronavirus outbreaks are the Phillies and the Blue Jays. Major League Baseball closed all 30 spring training facilities to make sure they are deep cleaned and ready if they are needed to be used. 

The Twins are expected to open a 60-game season at the end of July.

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