KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — Royals catcher Salvador Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced on July 4.
The athlete is asymptomatic and staying at his Kansas City home. He said his family is safe and he feels good.
It will take consecutive negative tests for him to be allowed to play. He said he can’t wait to get back.
As the threat of the coronavirus looms over sports, several MLB players have opted out of the 2020 season. One player from the Rockies said he was concerned for his family since his wife is pregnant. The CDC recently added pregnant women to the virus risk group.
The MLB set a 60-game schedule for the season after the pandemic delayed the first games by more than three months. Teams will have their first games on July 23 or 24.