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Twins official says 'some' players have tested positive for COVID-19

Twins president of operations Derek Falvey talks with our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson at TwinsFest. Photo: KSTP: Scott Wise. Twins president of operations Derek Falvey talks with our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson at TwinsFest.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: June 25, 2020 02:14 PM
Created: June 25, 2020 01:50 PM

Minnesota Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey said during a video call on Thursday with reporters that some players in the organization have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past several days.

KSTP Sports' Joe Schmit was on the call earlier Thursday. None of the players were located in Minneapolis or the team's spring training headquarters in Fort Myers, Fla., but underwent testing after being in the vicinity of another person who tested positive.

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Falvey did not name the players or give specifics on exact numbers but mentioned at least one is a member of the 60-man roster of players expected to report to Target Field by Wednesday.

Players who tested positive — more than one showed no symptoms of the virus — are now under quarantine and will not join the team until they pass MLB health protocols, which require two negative tests.

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Falvey said no non-playing staff members have tested positive to the team's knowledge.

Several members of the Phillies, Blue Jays and Yankees have also tested positive in recent days, and training camps in Florida and Arizona have been closed by MLB until they can be thoroughly cleaned.

The Twins will start preparing for the 60-game season, which starts July 23 or 24, with a second wave of "spring training" at Target Field on Wednesday.

This is a breaking news story. KSTP is working to confirm more details as it is known.


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