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Giants Confirm 2 Additional Positive COVID-19 Tests Within Organization

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: A New Era cap of the San Francisco Giants sits in the dugout during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Giants 4-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants announced two more members of their organization tested positive for COVID-19.

The team didn't specify whether the positive tests came from the active roster or front office/coaching staff.

Mark Feinsand @Feinsand

The @SFGiants announce their latest testing update; two more positive tests, though the team didnt specify whether they were players. https://t.co/oxRvD6wD0U

Right-hander Luis Madero and outfielder Hunter Bishop were the first two players from the Giants to test positive.

MLB acknowledged some teams experienced delays in getting the results of COVID-19 tests back over the weekend, which impacted their ability to work out on Monday.

Fabian Ardaya @FabianArdaya

MLB has released the following statement on COVID-19 testing: https://t.co/PKY6sejkkS

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said the team wasn't among those impacted by the issue.

"Everybody out on the field for us, all those players, have completed intake screening," he said, per the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman. "We had everybody report before Friday. It sounds like from what I've read that some of the tests from Friday, which were intake tests for some teams, have not come back yet."

MLB announced Friday it had registered 3,185 total tests as part of its mandatory intake screening. Thirty-one players and seven team employees had tested positive from the group.

ESPN's Marly Rivera noted teams are prohibited from publicly identifying any players who contracted the coronavirus. Rivera shared a comment from New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who said reporters "will be left to try to figure that out."

While the Texas Rangers confirmed that 2019 All-Star Joey Gallo had tested positive, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan wrote they only did so after receiving permission from Gallo.

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