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Sport Rob Manfred confident MLB season will continue despite outbreaks

06:40  06 august  2020
06:40  06 august  2020 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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With the coronavirus already having disrupted multiple teams’ seasons, commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly warned union chief Tony Clark last week that Major League Baseball could shut down the campaign prematurely if clubs don’t follow its protocols. Baseball has continued on since then, though, and Manfred seems confident the league will finish its current season.

Rob Manfred wearing a suit and tie: Baseball has continued despite a couple of outbreaks among teams, and commissioner Rob Manfred seems confident the league will finish the 2020 season. © Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Baseball has continued despite a couple of outbreaks among teams, and commissioner Rob Manfred seems confident the league will finish the 2020 season.

The Marlins and Cardinals are well behind schedule because of positive COVID-19 tests, though Manfred told ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers on Wednesday that most of the league’s players have behaved properly under tough circumstances.

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the MLB season will continue , despite coronavirus The MLB campaign finally got underway last week after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the season It comes after the Miami Marlins outbreak – the franchise as well as the Philadelphia Phillies have not

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the MLB season will continue , despite coronavirus The MLB campaign finally got underway last week after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the season It comes after the Miami Marlins outbreak – the franchise as well as the Philadelphia Phillies have not

“I think the vast majority of our players have done a really good job adhering to what are difficult protocols,” Manfred said. “They’re contrary to the way people normally live their lives.”

As Rogers explains, MLB’s protocols include surgical masks instead of cloth masks and social distancing on airplanes. According to Manfred, the league’s even considering a way to “spread” relief pitchers out in teams’ bullpens. With no fans in the stands, Manfred suggested some relievers could sit there.

Moreover, the Manfred-led league sent its 30 teams “severe, revised protocol measures” on Wednesday that say it could suspend players or staff members if they’re guilty of “repeated or flagrant violations,” Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Nightengale details those measures in his piece, but in short, the league’s hammering home the importance of wearing face coverings, socially distancing from one another and limiting travel to essential personnel.

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he's confident that the league can get through the season without having to stop or cancel it due to the Manfred had what he said was a constructive conversation Friday with union head Tony Clark, and expects stepped-up efforts by players and teams

“The behavior of every covered individual affects the players and staff on his or her team, and on other clubs as well,” the league said in a memo to its clubs.

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Throughout a tumultuous 2020, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has struggled to word his perspectives in a manner that doesn't incense players and fans. Manfred 's latest comment on whether MLB would suspend its season because of clubhouse COVID-19 cases did him no favors.

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Additional Marlins player tests positive for COVID-19 .
Another Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. His identity is not known at this time. © Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Another Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. His ident It’s not altogether surprising to see additional positive tests arising, given the incubation period of the disease and multiple potential chains of transmission. In this case, Rosenthal says, contract tracing efforts had already identified the particular player as likely to have been exposed. That doesn’t change the gravity of the situation.

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