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MLB to halt organized group workouts, send minor league players home

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Major League Baseball is expected to send out guidelines to teams on Sunday to end organized group workouts at spring and home parks according to a recent report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich. Spring camps will remain open but will operate with limited staff.

This all sounds like standard procedure given the recent protocols recommended by the CDC. The New York Posts’ Joel Sherman outlined the directive in a series of tweets but essentially, clubs should avoid all activities in which players congregate in groups.

Additionally, Drellich reports that minor league players are to leave spring training with some exceptions. Non-roster players are being sent home as well and teams have been told to help players who might have difficulty returning home.

If you are wondering why teams are being asked to take these sort of measures, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that a minor league player in the Yankees system has tested positive becoming the first known case in baseball.

This situation is fluid and continues to change and as a result, we probably shouldn’t expect to see plans for a return anytime soon.

Stay safe everyone.