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Cubs workout pushed back due to delay in COVID-19 test results

Chicago Cubs Summer Workouts

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 03: Ian Happ #8 of the Chicago Cubs during the first season workout at Wrigley Field on July 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Cubs have pushed back today’s workouts because they’re still waiting for results of their COVID-19 testing. Covid tests which were taken on Sunday.

Unlike the delays we wrote about yesterday, the holiday isn’t an excuse. Increasingly, it’s feeling like these sorts of delays will be the norm, not an exception. Which might explain why MLB is trying to find another testing lab.

Thing is, the way the league has set this up, you don’t really have time to catch up. The Cubs are expected to undergo another round of tests on Tuesday -- they’re done every-other-day -- so they may be giving samples before they even know what the last round of results were.

Not a sustainable system. With sixteen days until Opening Day, MLB needs to straighten this out, and fast.

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