(CNN)Executives from the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners have all announced positive coronavirus test results within their respective Major League Baseball organizations.
Red Sox, Tigers, Mariners have positive Covid-19 tests, reports say
The news Wednesday came a day after the league announced the 2020 regular season will start in July, with the players' association accepting health and safety protocols to guide the return to play. The US on Tuesday also saw the third-highest number of new Covid-19 cases reported in one day since the pandemic began.
A Detroit Tigers player and a staff member outside the baseball operations department each tested positive for Covid-19, general manager Al Avila told reporters Wednesday. The player, who tested positive in the last few days, was in Florida but not at the team's spring training facility in Lakeland, Avila said, according to MLB.com.
"They're going through the process of recovering as we speak, and that's really all I can say about that at this point," Avila said, per MLB.com. "It was just a few days ago, so they're still in the recovery stages, and at some point, they'll be tested again."
The Seattle Mariners have had "more than one" player test positive for Covid-19, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Wednesday to reporters.
"A lot of that is obviously going to be protected information, but we've had more than one player in our organization test positive," Dipoto said, according to MLB.com.
"We're not yet sure, with testing coming this weekend, how much of that will affect our 40-man roster. But with the cases popping up, especially in some of the hot spots around the country, we have had a few players test positive," he said.