"He is the first known case in baseball," Passan wrote. "He was quarantined Friday morning after saying he was running a fever."
Passan added: "The Yankees player who tested positive for coronavirus was only on the minor league side of the team's facility in Tampa. Still, as we're learning about coronavirus' ability to spread, that distance alone does not necessarily protect those who are nearby from contracting it."
MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reported the Yankees confirmed the anonymous player's positive COVID-19 test:
The NBA and NHL along with MLS have all suspended games in response to the coronavirus. NCAA Division I men's and women's conference tournaments and their respective NCAA tournaments were also canceled.
There are now over 3,000 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, according to CNN.