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No Brewers test positive for COVID-19 on intake testing

No new positive cases for the Brewers, but some players who previously tested positive will not be available right away

MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

As the Brewers begin Summer Camp at Miller Park today, manager Craig Counsell says the team had no new additional cases of COVID-19 after intake screening.

That’s good news, but Counsell also says not all 45 current members of the roster will be available after previously testing positive for the virus.

A couple weeks ago, the Brewers did say they had a “small number” of positive cases, but wouldn’t specify whether they were players, staff or other employees.

According to the league’s COVID-19 protocols, players who test positive for the virus have to test negative twice in a 24-hour period to lessen the possibility of false negative tests that could lead to further outbreaks.

At this point, we don’t know who the players who have tested positive are. We could keep an eye out for who lands on the 10-day Injured List in the next few days, but those won’t necessarily be specified as COVID-related unless the player clears the release of that information.

Across the league, there have been some notable cases, including in Atlanta, where old friend Will Smith and All-Star Freddie Freeman are among the early positive cases.