The COVID-19 outbreak halted the baseball world days ago, but now there is a positive test for a player.
ESPN's Jeff Passan first reported that a minor league player in the New York Yankees system tested positive for the coronavirus.
A minor league player in the New York Yankees system has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell ESPN. He is the first known case in baseball. He was quarantined Friday morning after saying he was running a fever.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 15, 2020
There have been three known positive tests in the NBA, but this is the first positive test in baseball.
The Yankees' spring training facility is in Tampa for the Grapefruit League.
The Yankees minor leaguer who tested positive for COVID-19 called the team to say he had a fever on Friday morning & didn't come to the minor league complex that day, per a Yankees spokesman. Minor league camp has been closed since Friday morning, anyway, as the team had planned.
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) March 15, 2020
Both Chicago teams have their spring training facilities in Arizona and have been taking various precautions, but this will certainly hit home for the baseball world.
Yankees' minor leaguer marks first positive coronavirus test in baseball originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago