Two Major League Baseball All-Stars have revealed positive coronavirus tests Saturday. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sanó both tested positive for the virus.
The Twins announced Friday that four players had tested positive for coronavirus. The team released three names Friday, but did not announce Sanó, 27, until Saturday.
The #MNTwins announce that Miguel Sanó was the other player that tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the intake process.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) July 4, 2020
It’s unclear whether Sanó is experiencing symptoms. He will not be cleared to join the team until he produces two negative tests.
Perez, 30, also revealed a positive test Saturday. Perez said he’s asymptomatic, and spoke with media about the positive test.
The Royals announce Salvador Perez tested positive for COVID-19. Salvy ok’d the announcement. He’s in good spirits, smiling on Zoom now.
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) July 4, 2020
Perez — who is not with the Royals yet — said the rest of his family tested negative for the virus. He urged others to wear masks.
— Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0) July 4, 2020
The Atlanta Braves also revealed four positive tests Saturday, including first baseman Freddie Freeman. The 30-year-old Freeman is showing symptoms of the virus. Braves manager Brian Snitker expects Freeman to be out a while as a result of the virus.
On Friday, MLB announced 38 positive coronavirus tests. It’s unclear whether Freeman, Perez and Sanó are included in MLB’s number or whether their results are considered new. Despite that, the league intends to go ahead with its season, which is expected to begin on July 23.
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