Van Wagenen: Player on Mets roster tested positive for coronavirus

With Major League Baseball activities set to begin this week, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen shed some light on what to expect when the 60-game season gets underway - including his hopes for the team, and some information about a player who tested positive for COVID-19.
New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen says one player on the team’s 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, in addition to multiple minor leaguers.

Van Wagenen did not identify any of the players on a video call with reporters, nor did he detail their conditions or reveal when they tested positive. He says the club is optimistic the player on the 40-man roster will be able to return to action early in training camp, which begins Friday at Citi Field.

“He is recovering and we feel like he’s in a good position, but we’ll sort of wait and see once we get everybody here in camp,” Van Wagenen said.

The GM said none of the positive tests occurred at the club’s regular spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.