Theo Epstein Speaks: Cubs COVID Testing, Outdoor Facilities, Diversity Committee

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Theo Epstein Speaks: Cubs COVID Testing, Outdoor Facilities, Diversity Committee

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Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein spoke today, addressing the Jose Quintana injury. That was a bummer.

Epstein got into a range of other topics, however, that are worth sharing here rapid-fire.

Cubs players are undergoing COVID-19 testing this week, as are players all around baseball. And while teams are prohibited from announcing positive tests, the aggregate can and will be revealed by MLB, likely tomorrow:

As we’ve seen with other teams (probably), should any Cubs players test positive, they will be placed on the special COVID-19 Injured List … we just won’t know it. Instead, they’ll be publicly placed on the 10-day IL with no injury stated. So, it’s weird.

As for the staff update, I take that comment to mean that no additional staff members (as opposed to players) have tested positive this week.

Speaking of testing, this seems like a good idea for lots of reasons:

At Summer Camp, the Cubs are doing everything they can to make the best of the facilities at Wrigley Field for safety purposes:

The organization is moving forward with something Epstein discussed last month:


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Author: Brett Taylor

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