Player with virus symptoms led Toronto Blue Jays to shut their Florida camp

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Player with virus symptoms led Toronto Blue Jays to shut their Florida camp
Player with virus symptoms led Toronto Blue Jays to shut their Florida camp

The Toronto Blue Jays had to shut down their spring training complex on Friday as a player showed symptoms consistent with the pandemic Covid-19 disease. This has thus become the second big league team to close their Florida camp because of the increasing coronavirus cases across both the nation and the state.

Earlier before Blue Jays’ announcement, the Philadelphia Phillies shuttered their site as a result of their five players and three staff members testing positive for the virus. Moreover, the Phillies’ camp in Clearwater is nearly five miles from Toronto’s complex, creating an overall stressful situation there.

The Blue Jays then informed that their personnel at the camp have undergone testing and the club also said that it did follow protocols that were established by its medical team and Major League Baseball. Moreover, Philadelphia and Toronto took to informing about their camps being indefinitely closed.

Player with virus symptoms led Toronto Blue Jays to shut their Florida camp
Player with virus symptoms led Toronto Blue Jays to shut their Florida camp

Moreover, we know fans are excited about this and so are the players as well. During these difficult times too, MLB players and the owners are trying hard to make a settling deal in order to start the season amid this pandemic. Of course, the health protocols will be thereby followed religiously.

In addition to that, a few players were seen recently as they were undergoing their workout sessions at spring training sites. However, all protocols were being followed and all players were diligently practicing social distancing as mentioned by the guidelines.

Also, the sides had hoped for something more. They envisioned that the players would begin their testing on Tuesday and then start off with a second round of spring training by June 26. However, this certainly didn’t go as planned. 

Additionally, most teams are in favor of carrying out these workouts at their home ballparks, rather than exposing themselves to dangers when working out at their spring camps in Florida and Arizona.

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