On Tuesday evening, Major League Baseball announced plans to start the 2020 season on July 23rd or 24th. It didn’t take long to dampen the festive mood of baseball fans. Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and pitchers Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellani all tested positive for Covid-19 following recent workouts at Coors Field, according to The Denver Post.
The Post is reporting one player is symptomatic and two players are not, but did not reveal who of the three players is what. Other players have been working out at Coors Field as well. All other players taking part in workouts were tested and came back negative.
MLB players are reporting to training camp locations by July 1st. Normally spring training takes place in Florida and Arizona, but commissioner Rob Manfred announced that “the vast majority of Major League Clubs are expected to conduct training at the ballparks in their primary home cities.”