Yankees minor leaguer has virus, spring camps begin to empty
A New York Yankees minor leaguer tested positive for the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins shut their spring training complex and baseball began bracing for the possibility that opening day could be delayed into May or longer.On Sunday night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed across the country for the next eight weeks. Major League Baseball planned to update teams Monday on its health policy.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMOn Sunday, a Yankees prospect became the first known player affiliated with MLB to contract COVID-19. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said a “younger player” was affected in Tampa, Florida, without identifying him. Cashman said the player “feels much better” and his symptoms had subsided, but he was still isolated.“He did not have any interactions with our major league players,” Cashman said on a conference call.The Marlins, meanwhile, became the first organization to completely close their complex, sending players home from Jupiter, Florida. And Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said his team has “effectively” closed down its training camp in Surprise, Arizona.The moves by the Marlins and Rangers were team decisions, rather than something mandated by MLB.