7:55PM: Updating his initial story, Breen reports that Nola, Haseley, and Bethancourt haven’t been placed on the COVID-19 injured list. The three players have been kept out of camp due to coronavirus protocols, however, and could end up on the IL at some point.
5:41PM: Right-hander Aaron Nola, outfielder Adam Haseley, and utilityman Christian Bethancourt have been placed on the Phillies’ coronavirus injured list, according to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The team has yet to publicly announce the placements, and aren’t required to specify the reason for each player’s IL stint unless given permission by the players.
Placement on the COVID-19 IL doesn’t necessarily mean a player has the virus, as it could be that any or all of the trio only have symptoms, or came into contact with someone who was positive for coronavirus. None of the three players have reported to the Phillies’ Summer Camp, as manager Joe Girardi said that Haseley was away “due to a medical condition,” and that in Nola’s case, “we’re trying to work our way through that.”
Nola, Haseley, and Bethancourt join Scott Kingery, Hector Neris, Tommy Hunter, and Ranger Suarez on Philadelphia’s already troublingly-large COVID-19 injured list. It isn’t known if any of the players were among the dozen positive tests of players and staffers stemming from an outbreak at the Phillies’ Spring Training facility in Clearwater, though the Phils have certainly been the team hardest-hit by the virus to date. A positive test results in a two-week quarantine, and the player must be symptom-free and have two negatives tests before returning to the field, so it’s possible the Phillies could be missing a significant chunk of their regular roster if even a few of these seven indeed have the virus.
Nola is Philadelphia’s projected Opening Day starter, while Haseley was penciled in for at least a share of center field duties. Since Kingery was expected to cover the rest of the center field playing time, the Phils could be very short-handed up the middle if both Haseley and Kingery are out of action.
The whole list is called the COVID list??? What a strange choice of name. Regardless of why they are on there?
Two separate lists. Injured list for normal injuries and covid list for virus related things.
The Covid injury list has no restriction on time. They can stay on it until they aren’t testing positive for multiple days or healed.
I’m excited about the 1-2 punch of Nola and Wheeler. But after that I pray for 3 days of rain. The SP after those 2 is pretty weak.
They just need Jake to eat innings. But they absolutely need someone to step up into a viable option for 3 or 4. If VV and/or Eflin can get their head on straight…
Spahn and Sain and pray for rain. Back then they only had to pray for two days of rain.
I think Wheelers supposed to have a child born in August I dont think he’ll play
Nola’s a pretty tough loss for the Phil’s. Hasely COULD be a difficult loss, depending on how much damage their depth takes.
good gosh man. at least its now instead of in a few weeks.
That’s what I’ve been trying to tell myself.
Are they part of the 31 positive players or separate?
All are part of the initial 31 outside of Freeman
The Human Rain Delay
My girlfriend tested positive again (yesterday) 29 days after she got her first positive test back- If Mlb requires 2 negative tests before getting back on the field (this isnt required to go back to normal everyday jobs btw) then these guys are going to be out a lot longer than some people here think.
Being a pitcher amplifies this more- 1/3 of Nolas season at best is probably gone for Nola right now. Being a young arm and yet to be paid you have to wonder if he even takes the risk of the extra 40 games- I dont think i would being that he will hit the open market at 30 only for his Big payday
i dont know. i feel like if they are expecting that players missing half the year because of this is likely then they woulf probably have just canceled by now. the fact that they figured there would be positives suggests this isnt terribly likely. also Nola has been paid. he signed an extention with the team not that long ago.
The Human Rain Delay
I disagree Nola has been paid yet.
The next contract he signs will triple his career net earnings in one fell swoop of the pen-
Losing 4~5 mill this year might be a smart call health wise long term as well as business wise for him
Oh the Pain
More testing coming. Expect the positives to continue climbing.
They’ve got Mahtook to play CF. Hopefully, a change in scenery returns him to at least a league average player.
Quinn prob starts with everyday ABs
yeah as much as its gonna tear him up id take anything over mahtook every day
Is Odubel in the 60 pool?
Not yet but they said earlier in the week they were considering it. I think they have to add him now, unfortunately.
A positive test doesn’t result in a two-week quarantine. A player can resume normal duties after two negative tests more than 24 hours apart and a doctor certifying they are symptom free. That can take two days or two months.
I wonder what tests MLB are using. From what I’ve read, no tests are 100% accurate. There are false positives and false negatives with all of them. I’m assuming that if a player tests positive, they run a second test right away to ensure the accuracy of the first test (or at least I hope they do). Does anyone have any knowledge or a link to how MLB is doing the testing? Inquiring minds want to know.
That’s why they are testing multiple days to confirm one way or the other.
Always wondered how athletes names are identified and published as having COVID-19 with the existing HIPPA Laws in place. Guess I don’t have the understanding of medical privacy guidelines as I thought I did.
the guys who have been confirmed to have had it discloses their names. the guys on the Covid IL or arent in camp due to covid protocols haven’t nessicarily tested positive. theyre just being extra careful to limit the spread.
well, I think you mean that each individual player can make the decision to disclose the information to the public (As we saw with Freeman and the other 3 Braves players). A team cannot just go out and confirm which players tested positive–without the players consent–as that would violate HIPPA.
I think they mean “the flu 19”
Kingery in center? I’m pretty sure he’s ticketed for second.
Kingery can play CF if hes cleared before Haseley.
Then bohm plays 3b, segura plays 2b, bruce dhs
Yeah, Quinn was their other CF this spring. Kingery can play there, but was not “expected to cover the rest of the center field playing time.”
No one wants to see Phillies win, not even Covid-19
Last year it was everyone in the bullpen getting hurt. I guess the theme for the Phillies this season will be every roster member being placed on the Covid-19 list instead…