Derek Falvey, the team's president of baseball
operations, said in a conference call on Thursday that a "few"
players had tested positive for COVID-19. While he didn't
identify them or specify the number, Falvey said that all were
members of the 60-man group that is scheduled to begin workouts
at Target Field on July 1.
Before they can join the team in Minneapolis, each player must
return two negative coronavirus tests.
"I don't think that it's necessarily a surprise that we would
have positive cases, we would expect it," Falvey said. "As a
result, we want to follow the appropriate protocols before
getting everyone back together."
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported on Sunday that 40 MLB
players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the
The 60-game regular season is expected to begin later in July
after an abbreviated training camp.
--Field Level Media
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