Positive Tests

– Minnesota Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey says “a few” players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the “last few days.” In each of the cases, the tests were administered to players in their home markets after they came in contact with someone with the virus, or felt symptoms. Falvey says those players will be isolated and retested frequently and will join the team when it is safe to do so. Healthy players are expected to return to Minneapolis by the middle of next week so a training camp can begin for the start of a 60-game regular season. Falvey says once all of the players report to camp, they will try to spend as little time indoors as possible. He says they will set up areas on the Target Field concourse for players to social distance to talk and spend time together. They will set up mats on the field for pre-game stretching. Falvey says fans will not likely be allowed to attend Twins’ home games at the start of the season, which will be July 23rd or 24th. He says some teams will have a limited number of fans allowed to watch games on Opening Day and the Twins will monitor that and he’s hopeful that as the season moves on, Target Field will be allowed to have a limited number of spectators. The official schedule will likely come out at some point within a week.