Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, left-hander Phillip Diehl and righty Ryan Castellani have tested positive for the coronavirus after recently working out at Coors Field, Kyle Newman of the Denver Post reports. Only one of the three showed symptoms, though his identity is unknown.
Aside from Blackmon, Diehl and Castellani, the other players who have been working out at the stadium tested negative. As a result of the positive tests, which Newman writes “came late last week,” the facility has been closed for the week.
Even though Major League Baseball and the players reached an agreement on health and safety protocols Tuesday, paving the way for a 60-game regular season, this is another reminder of how challenging it will be for all involved to get through the campaign unscathed.
Blackmon, a four-time All-Star, is the highest-profile major leaguer to date who we know has tested positive for COVID-19. However, Colorado certainly isn’t the only team that has been affected by it. Just in the past few days, the virus has also impacted the Phillies, Yankees, Angels, Astros, Giants and Blue Jays, not to mention at least a few unnamed clubs.
Get well soon.
why the lack of anonymity in this specific case
The Human Rain Delay
Was wondering the EXACT same thing??????
Obviously they gave their permission for hte info to be released.
I also think it had to do with the star power. For example, the Phillies who tested positive were most likely minor leaguers (I don’t think any major leaguers were using the facilities at the time) where as Blackmon is an All-Star.
That’s possible, but it’s still illegal either way so that shouldn’t matter
Chaney: get a clue. Its NOT illegal. Research first before typing stupidity.
wild bill tetley
Or perhaps the stars on Philly didn’t want their named revealed to avoid questions from the Philadelphia press. Much different market than Colorado. No names, no drama. That dispels your minor league player theory quite easy.
JT Realmuto and Rys Hoskins for sure, never left Clearwater and worked out there. Have no info saying they were impacted, just stating they were around
MLB player injuries and health issues are always public info. I could very easily be wrong, but I would imagine it’s part of their contracts/the CBA. Teams aren’t allowed to conceal injuries/health issues because they could gain an advantage in doing so.
For example, in 2011, Taylor Buchholz went on the DL and ultimately retired due to depression, which was public knowledge at the time even though it probably shouldn’t have been. .
In Korea, we had a major out break associated with a naughty night club. Anonymity became a big issue in that case.
I am stealing the term “naughty night club”. That is gold!
Other sports teams keeping their infected players top secret and the Rockies don’t care. Lol
Kudos to the Rockies for full disclosure. This gives anyone who has been in contact with them a heads up.
Any thinking Hipaa laws hear?
Laws don’t hear.
It’s baseball. If a guy pulls a hamstring, it’s immediately reported to the press. Where’s the HIPAA there?
Here*, Captain Grammar
Oooooooo they’re dropping names now
Screw HIPPA!! Lol
HIPPA has gone out the door since COVID 19 …
HIPAA has always been out the door in sports. If a guy gets a hangnail, it’s reported in the press. If he has the flu and barfs all night before a game, everyone immediately knows about it. I’m not sure why this is surprising to people.
Yes, I’m familiar with HIPPA’s (mostly) inapplicability in sports. It was a joke, genius. I thought the “Lol” I put at the end gave that away, but I guess it’s too much to ask for some people to get.
The irony of sarcastically calling me ‘genius’ while replying to the wrong comment…..
rct, thanks for spelling HIPAA correctly.
HIPAA only requires medical personnel to keep records secret. If a team or a player leaks it out, it’s fair game.
NOOO! Not ChuckNasty! I hope he doesn’t have to shave his beard because of it (for some reason).
Hit only 125 if he does.
He is like Sampson.
So they will be good to go next Wednesday. Test all players and then let the program take over.
“have tested positive for the coronavirus after recently working out at Coors Field,”
Let’s be careful with our reporting here. This suggests that they contracted it FROM their workouts. Maybe they did, but they could have gotten it anywhere.
You want the media to be careful about how they report things?
That inference aside, it could be spread to others because they worked out at Coors Field, so it is worth mentioning.
Those masks really do nothing for beards.
If only the Rox had replaced the Gatorade with Chlorax……
What is Chlorax?
I wonder what else all that hair and beard might be harboring.
Remember when Blackmon was a base-stealer?
Pepperidge Farm remembers….
And Pepperidge Farm is taking 10% off the top as Blackmon’s rep or Pepperidge Farm tells everyone where the bodies are.
Wasn’t he the one who said he refused not to spit a few weeks ago, because it would “interfere with his game?” I hope Blackmon recovers, and that it makes him reconsider his stance.
Were the players asymptomatic?