MLB Rumors: Umpire Tests Positive For COVID-19, Triggers Crew Change — NESN.com

Sign In COVID-19 apparently has struck Major League Baseball once again. Only this time, an umpire reportedly has tested positive for the coronavirus. The reported positive test triggered a sudden change in two crew assignments in Florida to help fill the gaps, sources told The Associated Press. Tuesday’s Washington Nationals-Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana…

MLB Rumors: Umpire Tests Positive For COVID-19, Triggers Crew Change — NESN.com

COVID-19 apparently has struck Major League Baseball once again.

Only this time, an umpire reportedly has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The reported positive test triggered a sudden change in two crew assignments in Florida to help fill the gaps, sources told The Associated Press.

Tuesday’s Washington Nationals-Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field began with three umpires, with fill-in Clint Vondrak arriving in the fourth inning.

Roughly 280 miles away, veteran ump Andy Fletcher joined three younger umpires for the Boston Red Sox-Miami Marlins series at Marlins Park.

MLB medical experts don’t think there is a threat of infection to personnel, sources told The AP.

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