Pirates have had positive coronavirus test ‘organizationally,’ manager says

Pirates have had positive coronavirus test ‘organizationally,’ manager says
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Major League Baseball is back, and with it comes an influx of testing for the coronavirus. Yesterday the league and MLBPA released the first results of their joint testing efforts. There were 38 total players and staff members who tested positive, 31 of those being players.

No players were included on the report, despite many names being released following the report, out of privacy. The Pirates didn’t have any such rumors, but on Saturday manager Derek Shelton told media they did have a positive test “organizationally.”

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Of course the Pirates are taking the proper precautions with any positive test, but Shelton didn’t get into the specifics of whether it was a staff member or a player who tested positive. As Stumpf states in his tweet, all 40 players are in Pittsburgh, but they all haven’t been activated yet.

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