Madero, 23, was claimed and outrighted back in the pre-coronavirus days of Spring Training. That familiar grab-and-stash roster tactic has worked for the Giants since Farhan Zaidi came to town, though it’s expected to be utilized less frequently in 2020.
The Giants previously revealed that outfielder Hunter Bishop had tested positive as well. He’d have been a part of the 60-man player pool. Otherwise, Madero is the only player that was identified as being infected upon reporting for the launch of Summer Camp.
Fortunately, there’s no indication at this point that Madero is dealing with particularly concerning symptoms. He’ll need both to recover physically and register two negative tests before he’s able to get back to the 60-man activities.
Madero likely didn’t have a real shot at earning a big-league gig out of the gates, but he surely could be a candidate for a chance at the majors at some point this season if he performs well. He has at times looked like a legitimate MLB prospect, but has also endured some rough patches. One of those came last year at Double-A, where he worked to a 5.72 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 89 2/3 innings.