NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen of 4,336 tests for COVID-19 were positive during intake for Major League Baseball’s spring training, a rate of 0.3%.
The commissioner’s office says nine positive samples involved players and four involved staff.
Positive tests included 11 of the 30 teams.
After the intake screening, there were no new positives among 2,298 monitoring test samples. Samples thus far totaled 6,634.
Last year, MLB said it had collected 172,740 samples and that 91 had been positive, or 0.05%.
There were 45 games postponed for COVID-19-related reasons but just two were not made up, between St. Louis and Detroit.