COVID-19 Testing Problems Push Back Cubs Workout Today, Have Delayed Start of South Bend Camp (UPDATE)

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COVID-19 Testing Problems Push Back Cubs Workout Today, Have Delayed Start of South Bend Camp (UPDATE)

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The Cubs were due to have their normal camp workout today at Wrigley Field before intrasquad game number three, but now it’s not sure that’ll happen.

The testing delays that have backlogged things this past weekend – the ones MLB says won’t happen again – have led to manager David Ross to make a decision:

We’ll see if the Cubs do get their results back and feel comfortable continuing.

But here’s the thing. Even if they do get the results back today – for whichever players it is – how much of a delay are we talking about? Are these tests from late last week? If so, what exposures might have occurred over the holiday weekend? How useful are these results? And after this, are things truly going to be back on the protocol’s schedule? Tests every other day, and results within 24 hours? Because this is freaking ridiculous.

No surprise, but this is also why we haven’t heard anything from South Bend yet:

The word is that it’ll be good from here on out, but I’ll believe it when I see it:

UPDATE: At least today’s delayed tests are only from Sunday:


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