An unnamed Houston Astros player that has worked out at the team's West Palm Beach, Fla., training facility has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Friday.
Astros say a player working out at the WPB facility has tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/mYNzHnlAN0— Todd Dybas (@Todd_Dybas) June 19, 2020
The West Palm Beach facility, where the Astros host Spring Training each season, is shared with the Washington Nationals. Houston opened the facility for training sessions on May 25, while the Nationals have kept their side of the facility closed. The team has not been back to the facility since the league suspended operations in March.
As of now, the team is leaning toward hosting an extended spring training in D.C., should the season resume, according to The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli.
Currently, Florida is experiencing a recent surge in positive coronavirus cases in the area. On Friday, the state set a single-day record for positive COVID-19 tests. Among those who contracted the virus were players in the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays organizations, as both teams also have facilities in Florida.
Positive COVID-19 cases in sports are nothing new, as numerous players and team personnel have begun testing positive in recent weeks as leagues slowly return.
The Astros' statement notes that the player only experienced minor symptoms and "is recovering well."
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