The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they have suspended workouts at Oracle Park pending the results of coronavirus tests conducted this past weekend.
The news comes on the same day that the Giants had planned to stage their first intrasquad game in San Francisco.
It also comes one day after the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros canceled workouts for the same reason.
“I can certainly understand the frustration,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Monday. “I stay pretty focused on our club. I am grateful that we’ve been able to get our workouts in to date, and they’ve been very, very productive workouts. At the same time, I certainly understand the frustrations that are happening. I think people are working really hard to square things away.”
The Giants have had four individuals test positive for the coronavirus thus far, including two on Monday.
Former National League MVP and six-time All-Star catcher Buster Posey said over the weekend that he is considering sitting out the season because of concerns about the safety of players and their family members.