Positive Tests Hit Brewers Alternate Site, Entire Group Now Under Quarantine

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Positive Tests Hit Brewers Alternate Site, Entire Group Now Under Quarantine

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Concerning news out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ alternate site, where there have been multiple positive COVID-19 tests.

Ken Rosenthal:

As always, your first hope is that no one gets very sick, despite the positive tests. Your second hope is that the spread does not become a full-fledged outbreak, impacting a larger chunk of the personnel at the Brewers site (the more who are affected, the more spread there is, the more risk it touches a coach or a staffer or a family member who might be in an at-risk group).

As for the less-important baseball implications, the good news is that the infections are not impacting the Brewers’ big league roster, so you don’t have a sudden last-minute mess for the schedule. But for the Brewers, if there were a sudden rash of injuries at the big league level – or even just an injury that implicates a roster spot where you’d want to pull on the alternate site group – they might be out of luck right now.

The Brewers are currently 6.5 games behind the Cubs, but still fighting for the second place spot in the NL Central (or a Wild Card spot). They are just a game behind the Reds and Cardinals.



Author: Brett Taylor

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