After another hiccup in Major League Baseball's testing process Monday, the Cubs were able to exhale late in the day as results from the restesting of five "pending" coronavirus tests — including manager David Ross' — returned negative results.
Ross and five other "Tier 1" members of the organization — the group that includes players and coaches — did not participate in Monday's activities at training camp "out of an abundance of caution," Ross said in the statement released by the Cubs Monday morning.
The sixth retest that remains pending does not involve a player, the team said.
The Cubs remain the only team in the league that has not had a player test positive since intake testing began two weeks ago.
“We do feel comfortable in this bubble that we’ve kind of created here,” said pitching coach Tommy Hottovy, who was hit hard by the virus for a month before training camp started. “When the season starts though and we start traveling and we start putting ourselves in some different circumstances, we just don’t know what to expect with that.
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“We’re still taking this day-to-day for sure.”