As Major League Baseball attempts to play a 60-game season and the playoffs while navigating the perils of the novel coronavirus, its players will be tested and traced incessantly, isolated and placed, as needed, on the COVID-19 injured list.
And almost all of it will occur outside the public eye.
With fans out of the stands, the media highly limited in its access and the confidentiality of the players' health status a high priority, MLB and the Players' Association have agreed not to disclose positive tests involving players and staff unless the person agrees to volunteer the information.
USA TODAY Sports is tabulating the players who have acknowledged testing positive or gave their teams the OK to release their information. The forthcoming list does not include players who have yet to be cleared for workouts, though it does include some whose positive tests were reported in the news media. Players may be removed from the list if it is determined a false positive was reported.
Total updated through July 7.
Positive tests made public: 41
Average age of player: 26.2
Players 30 or older: 11
Country of origin: USA (25), Venezuela (9), Dominican Republic (5), Mexico (2).
(Date result revealed in parentheses)
Arizona Diamondbacks: Junior Guerra (July 5), Silvino Bracho (July 5), Kole Calhoun (July 6), Seth Beer (July 7).
Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman (July 4), Will Smith (July 4), Touki Touissant (July 4), Pete Kozma (July 4).
Boston Red Sox: Josh Taylor (July 4), Darwinzon Hernandez (July 4), Eduardo Rodriguez (July 7), Bobby Dalbec (July 7).
Cleveland Indians: Delino DeShields (July 3).
Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon (June 23), Phillip Diehl (June 23), Ryan Castellani (June 23).
Kansas City Royals: Salvador Perez (July 4), Brad Keller (July 7), Ryan O'Hearn (July 7).
Milwaukee Brewers: Luis Urias (July 6), Luis Perdomo (July 6).
Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano (July 4), Willians Astudillo (July 4), Edwar Colina (July 4), Nick Gordon (July 4).
New York Yankees: DJ LeMahieu (July 4), Luis Cessa (July 4).
Oakland Athletics: Jesus Luzardo (July 7).
Philadelphia Phillies: Scott Kingery (July 7), Mikie Mahtook (July 7), Tommy Hunter (July 7).
Pittsburgh Pirates: Blake Cederlind (July 5), Socrates Brito (July 5).
St. Louis Cardinals: Elehuris Montero (July 4), Genesis Cabrera (July 4), Ricardo Sanchez (July 4).
San Diego Padres: Tommy Pham (July 3)
San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop (June 29), Luis Madero (July 3).
Texas Rangers: Brett Martin (July 3), Joey Gallo (July 6).
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