The MLB and MLBPA have announced Friday that 13 of 4,336 total samples taken for COVID-19 cases have tested positive.
Nine players and four staff members were those that tested positive for the virus.
It’s a microscopic 0.3 percent positive rate, which is good news for the league that’s beginning full-squad workouts beginning next week.
The MLB and Player’s Association recently agreed to health and safety protocols for this season, which includes players wearing sensors to monitor social distancing and contact tracing in addition to warnings and fines for not wearing masks.
The following dates are currently in place to begin the start of the 2021 MLB season:
The following dates will give an idea of when teams and players will open training camp and begin their seasons.
February 26 – Mandatory Reporting
February 27 – Exhibition Games Begin
April 1 – Opening Day
- Johnny Cueto scheduled to start Thursday
- Trevor Story out of Red Sox lineup Tuesday
- MLB setting new rules beginning next season