The Blue Jays playing games at their Spring Training complex in Dunedin, Florida, is likely not a workable option given several players and staff members working at that facility have tested positive for the virus, according to industry sources. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The Jays' spring training site is in Dunedin, Florida, a state that has seen an uptick in new COVID-19 cases, and many teams are considering training in their regular season home stadiums.
The team has said personnel at their camp underwent testing per protocols established by its medical team and Major League Baseball.
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi was the first to report the positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday afternoon.
The regular season will start on July 23 or 24 and will feature 60 games.
There are plenty of logistical issues to sort out before starting the Major League Baseball season, but few teams have more to figure out than the Toronto Blue Jays.
Team president Mark Shapiro is expected to address the COVID-19 positives and specifics on the Jays' plans on a Friday conference call with the media.
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All travelers entering Canada are now required to isolate for 14 days, whether or not they show symptoms of the coronavirus.
Canada is closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada for nonessential reasons are required to quarantine for two weeks.
But, right now, it's still unclear where the team will hold their training camp and if they'd play home games at Rogers Centre. A message left with the team was not immediately returned.
Anna Maddison, a spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, told The Associated Press that the government "has received, and is now assessing, a restart plan from Major League Baseball". Major League Baseball also sent an official restart plan to the federal government.
The Phillies said that five players and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.
The source said Ryu has been tested twice for COVID-19, and both results came back negative. The Blue Jays said they made the decision after a player showed COVID-19 symptoms.