The New York Yankees have reportedly had their second minor league prospect test positive for the COVID-19, Coronavirus. They announced earlier this week that another player from their minor league camp had tested positive for the virus. The outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States has led to a standstill in the sports world. Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that the Yankees player had tested positive.
The New York Yankees have informed their minor league players that another minor leaguer in the organization has tested positive for coronavirus, sources familiar with the message distributed to players tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 17, 2020
Major League Baseball has already come out and suspended all Spring Training games and activities following the continuing developments in the COVID-19 outbreak. The league has also come out and alerted fans and teams that the start date will be pushed back at least two months with hopes still to play a full season. The league did not release any exact or tentative start dates, but it will not be at least two months.
The Yankees players were still at the Spring Training facilities, and anyone who came in contact with these people or was in the minor league facilities has been on self-quarantine for the fourteen-day period. For now, only the two minor leaguers have tested positive, and the names are being kept confidential.
Baseball is at a standstill with the league being postponed, but players still want to be around their teams’ facilities. However, this latest development may cause players to want to take a break and take proper precautions to try and avoid any contraction of the COVID-19 virus.