Washington Nationals cancel workout over COVID-19 concerns


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Nationals have not gotten their latest COVID-19 testing back (Bill Streicher - USA Today Sports)
Nationals have not gotten their latest COVID-19 testing back (Bill Streicher - USA Today Sports)

The Washington Nationals announced that they have canceled Monday's player workouts because of the delay of testing regarding COVID-19.

"Per MLB’s protocol, all players and staff were tested for Covid-19 on Friday, July 3rd. Seventy-two hours later, we have yet to receive the results of those tests,” General Manager Mike Rizzo said in a statement. “We cannot have our players and staff work at risk. Therefore, we have canceled our team workout scheduled for this morning. We will not sacrifice the health and safety of our players, staff and their families.

“Without accurate and timely testing it is simply not safe for us to continue with Summer Camp. Major League Baseball needs to work quickly to resolve issues with their process and their lab. Otherwise, Summer Camp and the 2020 season are at risk.”

The Nationals had two players to test positive last week for the coronavirus.

Probably a good idea to hold off on the workouts until faster testing can be implemented to ensure players and coaches are as safe as possible.

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