Fans around baseball have been wondering plenty of things that need to go into making a season work. MLB has already laid out a proposal to the player’s union to get games going, but there are still many things that need to be agreed upon.
While the financial side of things remains a struggle, the plan to protect player’s health is another constant concern. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on CNN today and he outlined a plan on how to deal with the coronavirus in the league.
– Those who test positive will be quarantined until they test negative twice
– Those who have been in contact with positive tests will have instant testing as well
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 15, 2020
The KBO has adopted a strategy that includes shutting down their league for three weeks should a player test positive. MLB has opted against that method and instead gone for a more direct approach. Players who test positive will quarantined and will have to test positive twice in order to return to play.
Players will get their testing done from a Utah based facility that MLB helped covert to a coronavirus test lab, likely when they participated in the COVID-19 study. Players that are around the person who tested positive will also need to be tested, which seems very thorough.
It’s unclear if this plan has been approved by the player’s union, or if MLB has presented it to them yet. It is, however, likely that they would have presented that in the original proposal.