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Two White Sox players test positive for COVID-19

by Joe Binder

The White Sox announced this morning that two players have tested positive for COVID-19. Both individuals are asymptomatic and have been isolated in Chicago.

The organization has spent the past week testing all participating players, staff members, and front office employees in accordance with the new health protocols implemented by Major League Baseball. The two players who received positive results will continue to be monitored by the club’s medical staff and receive follow up testing within the next few days. The team is also conducting contact tracing for both in order to limit any further spread of the disease.

As part of the new COVID-19 guidelines and HIPAA privacy laws, both individuals requested anonymity and privacy related to their health situations. This means the team cannot reveal their identity or further comment on their status. Both may be cleared to return to baseball activities after recording consecutive negative tests and passing the appropriate coronavirus protocols.

This announcement comes just two days after Major League Baseball revealed the results of league-wide testing. The number of positive results totaled 38, which is 1.2 percent of the 3,185 total samples collected. Of the positives, 31 came from players while the other seven came from staff members, leaving a total of 19 clubs affected.

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