New York Yankees GM says MLB teams won’t disclose who has COVID-19

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Major League Baseball is attempting to navigate through the new normal with the season slated to open up in less than a month. That includes announcing what players might have come down with the COVID-19 virus.

According to New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, it won’t necessarily be the teams announcing said diagnosis.

New York Yankees GM says MLB teams won’t disclose who has COVID-19

The initial responses to this are overwhelmingly baffling. Though, it must be noted that players deserve the same rights under HIPPA regulations. It’s all about their medical records and right to privacy.

COVID-19 and the MLB season

As noted above, the league is attempting to navigate through this new normal. That includes a injury list pertaining solely to those who have been infected with COVID-19.

At some point, the general public will be able to weed through the dynamics of it in order to understand who has the virus. Though, it’s not going to come directly from the teams.

2020 MLB season slated to start July 23

The schedule will be released at some point this week. But it’s already been reported that Cashman’s Yankees will head to D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals on July 23. It will be part of a nationally televised doubleheader.

Each team will play 60 regular-season games before a normal playoff schedule kicks off in October. Of course, this is all dependent on the ongoing pandemic and how it plays out in the United States moving forward.