MLB: 2 positive COVID-19 tests at alternate site

Major League Baseball’s weekly COVID-19 testing report revealed two positive tests, both from one unspecified team’s alternate training site, MLB and the players association said Friday.

The results cover 12,381 tests conducted in the week ending Thursday. The positive test rate was 0.02 percent.


No new positive COVID-19 tests among players

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Among players tested at major-league sites, there have been no new positive results for 19 straight days and in 27 of the past 28 days.

In all, MLB has conducted 127,718 tests with a 0.07 percent positivity rate.

On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced that broadcast analyst C.J. Nitkowski tested positive. He is not subject to MLB testing and is not included in the results. All parties who were in contact with Nitkowski, a retired major-league pitcher, are self-quarantining.

The team said he had no access to players.

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