It is not known how many of the players or staff have tested positive, or the teams that have been affected, according to USA Today.
The news of the positive tests has been published in a letter obtained by usa Today sent from the MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem of the Player Association’s attorney Bruce Meyer, as the two sides work to reach a formal agreement to get the player back on the field, in order to recover at least a portion of the season.
“The proliferation of COVID-19 homes across the country during the last week, and the fact that we already know of several 40-man list of players and staff who have been tested positive, has increased the risks associated with start spring training in the next few weeks,” Halem said.
Both parties are trying to hammer on complex issues like player compensation, quarantine measures for the players, and the number of games to play.
CNN has joined MLB and the players union for the confirmation about this report.