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MLB players who have tested positive for coronavirus: List of COVID-19 cases in baseball

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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. 

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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 merely 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.

A general view of Kauffman Stadium during the Kansas City Royals workouts. © Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports A general view of Kauffman Stadium during the Kansas City Royals workouts.

Total updated through Aug 4. 

The numbers 

Positive tests made public: 86

Average age of player: 27

Players 30 or older: 22

Country of origin: USA (46), Venezuela (14), Dominican Republic (12), Cuba (5), Mexico (3), Colombia (3), Curaçao (1) Puerto Rico (1), Panama (1).

Players cleared to re-join team after testing positive: 46

By team

(Date result revealed/date returned to team in parentheses)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Junior Guerra (July 5/July 8), Silvino Bracho (July 5), Kole Calhoun (July 6/July 10), Seth Beer (July 7/July 9).

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman (July 4/July 17), Will Smith (July 4), Touki Touissant (July 4/July 17), Pete Kozma (July 4).

Baltimore Orioles: Anthony Santander (returned to team July 15), Dwight Smith Jr. (returned to team July 18). 

Boston Red Sox: Josh Taylor (July 4), Darwinzon Hernandez (July 4), Eduardo Rodriguez (July 7), Bobby Dalbec (July 7/July 12).

Chicago White Sox: Yoan Moncada (returned to team July 16).

Cincinnati Reds: Derek Dietrich (returned to team July 15), Matt Davidson (July 25).

Cleveland Indians: Delino DeShields (July 3/July 11).

Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon (June 23/July 13), Phillip Diehl (June 23/July 3), Ryan Castellani (June 23/July 3).

Detroit Tigers: Daniel Norris (July 9/July 21), Isaac Paredes (returned to team July 18).

Kansas City Royals: Salvador Perez (July 4/July 15), Jakob Junis (July 4/July 10), Brad Keller (July 7/July 17), Ryan O'Hearn (July 7/July 22), Cam Gallagher (July 11), Nick Dini (July 17), Daniel Tillo (July 17), Hunter Dozier (July 22).

Los Angeles Angels: Patrick Sandoval (returned to team July 13), Matt Thaiss (returned to team July 16), Julio Teheran (returned to team July 19.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Kenley Jansen (reported to camp July 12), A.J. Pollock (reported to camp July 17).

Miami Marlins: Jorge Alfaro (July 24), Jose Urena (July 26), Garrett Cooper (July 26), Harold Ramirez (July 26), Miguel Rojas (July 27), Sandy Alcantara (July 28).

Milwaukee Brewers: Luis Urias (July 6/July 25), Angel Perdomo (July 6).

Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano (July 4/July 15), Willians Astudillo (July 4/July 26), Edwar Colina (July 4), Nick Gordon (July 4), Wilfredo Tovar (July 12/July 23).

New York Mets: Brad Brach (July 3/July 25), Jared Hughes (July 7/Aug. 2).

New York Yankees: DJ LeMahieu (July 4/July 19), Luis Cessa (July 4/July 19), Aroldis Chapman (July 11/July ).

Oakland Athletics: Jesus Luzardo (July 7/July 17).

Philadelphia Phillies: Scott Kingery (July 7/July 11), Mikie Mahtook (July 7/July 19), Tommy Hunter (July 7/July 17).

Pittsburgh Pirates: Blake Cederlind (July 5), Socrates Brito (July 5/July 11), Gregory Polanco (July 17), Ke'Bryan Hayes (July 19).

St. Louis Cardinals: Elehuris Montero (July 4), Genesis Cabrera (July 4/July 18), Ricardo Sanchez (July 4), Alex Reyes (returned to club July 18), Yadier Molina (Aug. 4), Paul DeJong (Aug. 4), Edmundo Sosa (Aug. 4), Rangel Ravelo (Aug. 4), Junior Fernandez (Aug. 4), Kodi Whitley (Aug. 4).

San Diego Padres: Tommy Pham (July 3/July 10), Jorge Mateo (July 8/July 24)

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop (June 29/July 5), Luis Madero (July 3/July 16).

Tampa Bay Rays: Tyler Glasnow (reported to camp July 14), Austin Meadows (July 16/July 25), Jose Martinez (reported to camp July 18), Yonny Chirinos (reported to camp July 19), Randy Arozarena (July 3).

Texas Rangers: Brett Martin (July 3/July 19), Joey Gallo (July 6/July 10).

Washington Nationals: Fernando Abad (July 2/July 17), Juan Soto (July 23/Aug. 1).

Free agents: Yasiel Puig (July 17).

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB players who have tested positive for coronavirus: List of COVID-19 cases in baseball


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