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Sports Phillies GM: COVID-19 outbreak at spring complex was 'eye-opening'

04:46  30 june  2020
04:46  30 june  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Phils say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total

  Phils say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies say two more players and two additional staff numbers have tested positive COVID-19, spiking the number of total members in the organization who have the virus to 12. The Phillies said Tuesday all other tests within the organization have come back negative. One of the two players tested positive outside the team's spring complex in Clearwater, Florida. The Phillies did not identify anyone affected by COVID-19. The Phillies shut their spring complex after five players tested positive on Friday for COVID-19. Philadelphia became the first big league team known to be struck by the outbreak.

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General manager Matt Klentak expects the Philadelphia Phillies will be better prepared for more potential outbreaks of COVID-19 after seven of the organization's players - including six at the team's spring training site in Clearwater, Florida - tested positive over the past week.

"What is eye-opening to a lot of us is how quickly it spread, even in an environment where we were on the extreme end of caution," Klentak said, according to Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal. "Our facility in Clearwater was pretty air-tight in terms of staggering the times for players to work out ... and (crews were) cleaning the facility in between.

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"Truthfully, in some ways, it was frustrating to some of the players about how strict it was. Yet this outbreak still happened."

Klentak said the players who tested positive could wind up on MLB's new COVID-19 list, but other members of the Phillies organization will have to be even more careful moving forward to avoid further outbreaks.

"It’s going to take a lot of discipline from a lot of people," he said. "It’s going to put a lot of strain on the testing process. The importance of testing every couple of days is going to be critical to the operation, as is the discipline of people to stay safe."

Klentak added that all players will go through a screening process before they're allowed to train and will be divided into small workout groups that exercise in morning and afternoon shifts.

The Phillies begin official workouts Friday and will train at two sites when they return: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and nearby FDR Park.

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