Baseball: Freeman among four Braves players to test positive for COVID-19

  • Current Events
  • Baseball: Freeman among four Braves players to test positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run off of the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Chicago September 20, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress

July 5, 2020

(Reuters) – Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was among four players from the Major League Baseball (MLB) outfit to test positive for COVID-19, team manager Brian Snitker said.

In a statement, Snitker said pitchers Touki Toussaint and Will Smith as well as shortstop Pete Kozma had caught the virus.

The Braves added that Toussaint and Smith were asymptomatic but Freeman and Kozma were battling a fever and other symptoms.

“Freeman isn’t feeling great, but he’s young and strong,” Snitker said of the 30-year-old.

“He’s going to want to get back out there sooner than later. But the biggest thing we want him to do is just get right and to get better, and then he’ll get back at it.”

MLB announced the results of its first set of mandatory tests on Friday and said 31 players and seven staff members had tested positive.

The league and its players’ association agreed a shortened, 60-game 2020 campaign that would begin on either July 23 or 24 with no fans present.

MLB was scheduled to open its 162-game regular season in March but delayed the campaign because of the virus pandemic that has killed more than 129,700 people in the United States.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)


Here's the latest news

On this week’s How Games Make Money podcast, game industry public relations pro Stephanie Tinsley joins host Jeff Grubb to talk about her job. She has a lot to say about what it takes to facilitate the communication between developers...

How PR agents teach game developers to protect themselves

Such attacks have tried to capitalize on the loans provided by the SBA in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Image: GrafVishenka, Getty Images/iStockPhotos COVID-19 has proved to be a field day for cybercriminals who have used the outbreak to...

How phishing attacks have exploited the US Small Business Administration

From Joe Biden to Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton, the biggest names in the Democratic Party will speak in prime time at the Democratic National Convention, but party officials say that some everyday Americans will also be prominently featured at the four-day quadrennial confab.Democratic...

Democrats to showcase everyday Americans at next week's convention

Photography by Sandro Altamirano. Jacket, $90, Gap. Top, $10 and bottom earring, $10, H&M. Middle earring, $65, Jenny Bird. Top earring, Chloe’s own.And how to get it in just a few minutes at home. By Maddison Glendinning Date August 10,...

How Holographic Hair Became the Hottest Trend for 2020

Publisher Devolver Digital revealed on Twitter today that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has already sold 2 million copies on Steam. Fall Guys released on August 4, so it accomplished this goal just short of one week after launch. The battle...

Fall Guys sells 2 million copies on Steam in under a week
Load More