MLB announces 29 positive COVID-19 tests from past week

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Rain drops on the Major League Baseball (MLB) logo on the railing of a dug out. (Jeff Kowalsky / AP)

Major League Baseball announced 29 positive COVID-19 tests on Friday from its latest round of testing over the last week through to July 30.

Of the 29 positive results, according to the league, 20 were players and nine were staff members, and 21 of the positives tests came from a single team.

The league’s other 29 teams produced eight positive results: two major-league players, one alternate site player and five staff members.

MLB enters the weekend with 20 per cent of its teams unable to play due to postponements, which began Monday when the Miami Marlins announced a breakout of COVID-19 within its organization.

On Friday, commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA head Tony Clark reportedly discussed the league’s handling of the coronavirus and the need to better manage or risk losing the season.

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