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Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for coronavirus

Spent his entire time at the minor league complex in Tampa
Posted: 5:45 PM, Mar 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-15 17:45:32-04
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A minor leaguer for the New York Yankees has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first known player affiliated with Major League Baseball to contract COVID-19.

The Yankees didn't identify the player. The team said the player had spent his entire time at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, and hadn't been over at the main stadium and facilities used by the major leaguers.

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In the wake of the virus outbreak, Major League Baseball and the union had given players the option to stay at the site of their spring camp, return to their offseason homes or go to the club's home city.

MLB is expected to update teams on its policy Monday.

The rest of the spring training schedule was called off Thursday and opening day, which had been scheduled for March 26, was postponed for at least two weeks.

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