Reports: COVID-19 outbreak closes Marlins’ minor league site

The Miami Marlins’ minor league camp in Jupiter, Fla., was shut down after at least five players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

Action at the complex will be paused through the weekend while the team follows protocols with contact tracing and isolation, per the reports.

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A team spokesperson told the Miami Herald that the situation will not affect the scheduled May 4 start to the 2021 minor league seasons.

The Marlins’ four full-season minor league affiliates are Triple-A Jacksonville, Double-A Pensacola, Class A Advanced Beloit and Class A Jupiter.

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