Citizens cancel workouts while awaiting COVID-19 test results

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Washington citizens have canceled workouts on Monday, awaiting CVD-19 test results since last Friday.

The source told ESPN that the Washington Nationals had canceled the workout because they had not yet released the results of their coronavirus test on Friday.

The results and testers also canceled an exercise at Oakland A on Sunday because they did not appear at the Angels camp.

– Jeff Pasan (@JefPasan) July 6, 2020

In a statement, Citizens General Manager Mike Rizo criticized the MLB’s delay in testing and results.

“According to the protocol of each MLB, all players and staff were tested for COVID-19 on Friday, July 3rd. Seventy-two hours later, we still have not received the results of these tests. We cannot deal with the risk to our players and staff. “We canceled our team workout this morning. We will not give up the health and safety of our players, staff and their families,” Rizo said.

“It is not safe for us to continue summer camps without proper and timely testing. Major League Baseball needs to work fast to solve problems with their process and their labs. Otherwise the summer camp and the 2020 season are at risk. “

Major League Baseball announced last weekend that 36 league-wide people had tested positive for COVID-19.

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