“As part of Major League Baseball’s return health protocols to play, Chicago White Sox players, staff, and office members received the COVID-19 tests. Of these, two players tested positive.” read the team statement.
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“Both players are asymptomatic, isolated in Chicago and being monitored. Contact tracking for both players was also done.”
The statement added that “both people will receive follow-up tests in the coming days. They will return to activities once they have registered consecutive negative tests and have approved the COVID-19 protocols.”
The White Sox did not disclose the names of the players: “We are unable to comment on the health status of individual players or employees regarding COVID-19, and the players involved requested privacy at this time in relation to their health situations,” the part of the team concluded.