The Arizona Diamondbacks minor league player who received a test for the coronavirus has tested negative, according to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert.
D-backs general manager Mike Hazen said Friday during a conference call that this was the only player in the organization who had been tested for the virus.
At the time, Hazen said the test was issued “out of an abundance of caution.”
“We have advised our players to report any symptoms to us,” he said.
Major League Baseball announced Friday that spring training camps are suspended, effective immediately, a day after MLB announced the season would be delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The D-backs’ Salt River Fields spring training facility is undergoing a deep-cleaning this weekend. It will be open beginning Monday for players who want to work out and train there. Fans will not be allowed in.
Some staffers will remain to help with training and drills.
“We’re going to try to do as best we can accommodate players being able to stay in shape, whatever type of workout they may need,” Hazen said.