All-star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has change into the primary Primary League Baseball participant identified to have examined certain for the coronavirus.
An individual aware of Blackmon’s state of affairs showed the check end result to The Related Press on situation of anonymity as a result of there was once no respectable announcement.
The Denver Put up first reported Blackmon’s situation, pronouncing Tuesday 3 Rockies avid gamers had examined certain.
Blackmon is a four-time all-star slugger who hit .314 with 32 house runs and 86 runs batted in ultimate season. He turns 34 on July 1, the day avid gamers are set to start reporting for the resumption of spring coaching.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred imposed a 60-game season Tuesday evening after failed monetary negotiations between house owners and avid gamers. The season that is been behind schedule by means of the pandemic will start both July 23 or 24.
A lot of groups have mentioned they have got avid gamers who’ve examined certain for the virus with out figuring out any of them. The Philadelphia Phillies have introduced seven, whilst the Detroit Tigers mentioned one participant who was once residing in Florida however no longer figuring out on the crew’s spring coaching amenities in Lakeland additionally examined certain.
Seattle Mariners normal supervisor Jerry Dipoto mentioned a couple of avid gamers have examined certain however declined to specify the quantity or whether or not they’re a part of Seattle’s 40-man roster. And several other Toronto Blue Jays avid gamers and personnel participants have examined certain, in step with an individual who showed the check effects to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of there was once no respectable announcement however didn’t specify a bunch. The Blue Jays closed their coaching facility ultimate week in Dunedin, Florida, after a participant confirmed signs in keeping with the virus.
The Put up reported Blackmon examined certain ultimate week after exercises at Coors Box in Denver. The newspaper mentioned the Rockies then closed the ballpark, following MLB protocol.
Many avid gamers across the majors were operating in contemporary weeks at both their house ballparks or their crew’s complexes in Florida or Arizona. MLB closed all spring camp websites ultimate Friday on account of virus considerations.
Blackmon is a occupation .304 hitter in 9 years.