Five Local Baseball Players Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead of Season Opener

They are self-quarantining at home

WWJ News
July 03, 2020 - 10:37 am

(WWJ) Five local baseball players have tested positive for coronavirus as Minor League Baseball gears up to kick off its season Friday night in Utica.

The five were expected to sign contracts with the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), an independent league here in Metro Detroit.

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The prospective players are self-quarantining at home for at least 14 days. Detroit News reporter, Tony Paul, says the players must have two negative COVID-19 tests in a row if they are allowed to return.

However, with most Minor League Baseball shut down across the country for the summer, many players will be competing to sign with the USPBL.

Less than 100 fans will be allowed at Friday night’s season opener at Jimmy John’s Field because of Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order. The game kicks off at 7:05 pm.