The San Francisco Giants have suspended workouts at Oracle Park pending the results of COVID-19 tests from last weekend, the team announced Tuesday.
The news comes on the tails of the Chicago Cubs reportedly pushing back their workouts as they waited for test results from Sunday, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago. The Cubs were scheduled for another round of tests Tuesday.
On Monday, the defending champion Washington Nationals and reigning American League champion Houston Astros called off training camp practices after not receiving test results from Friday. The St. Louis Cardinals also scrubbed their scheduled workout for similar reasons.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant voiced concern that some teammates haven’t been tested in a week.
“I think if we really want this to succeed, we’re going to have to figure that out,” he said Monday.
“If you can’t really nail the easy part, which is right now … we’ve got a big hill to climb.”
MLB said in a statement Monday that 95 per cent of its intake testing had been completed and the Utah laboratory it’s using had reported 98 per cent of results, a majority of those a day after samples were collected. MLB said it addressed delays caused by the holiday weekend, doesn’t expect them to continue and commended teams for cancelling workouts.
With files from The Associated Press