MLB and the players are not off to a strong start with making play safe again. Players from across the league came out this weekend voicing concerns over their test results, and the lack of testing in general.
The Nationals’ Sean Doolittle came out and said publicly that testing was still a little bit of a mess, and that the team had yet to receive PPE gear. That seemed to start a domino effect of players coming out across the MLB to express concerns over delays in test results and even in testing.
The Angels had to push back their workout today several times because test administrators did now show up on their scheduled day. MLB issued the following statement today in regard to the concerns of players and clubs.
Our plan required extensive delivery and shipping services, including proactive special accommodations to account for the holiday weekend. The vast majority of those deliveries occurred without incident and allowed the protocols to function as planned. Unfortunately, several situations included unforeseen delays. We have addressed the delays caused by the holiday weekend and do not expect a recurrence. We commend the affected clubs that responded…