Two White Sox players have tested positive for COVID-19 (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)
Two White Sox players have tested positive for COVID-19 (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)

White Sox announce two of their players have tested positive for COVID-19


by - Senior Editor -

The COVID-19 pandemic is still going strong in many parts of the country as major league baseball tries to start up a shortened 2020 season.

The Chicago White Sox announced on Sunday that two of their players have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The team released the following statement on the situation regarding the players:

"As part of Major League Baseball's return to play health protocols, Chicago White Sox players, staff and front office members received COVID-19 testing. Of these, two players tested positive.

"Both individuals who tested positive are asymptomatic, have been isolated in Chicago, and currently are being monitored by White Sox medical staff. Contact tracing for both was conducted. Both individuals will receive follow-up testing in the coming days. They will return to activities once they have recorded consecutive negative tests and passed appropriate COVID-19 protocols.

"The health of our players and staff is our top priority, and the White Sox are adhering to all MLB health and safety protocols. We cannot comment on the health status of individual players or employees regarding COVID-19, and the players involved requested privacy at this time related to their health situations."

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