When the Brewers started Summer Camp at Miller Park over the weekend, none of the players came back as COVID-19-positive during the intake testing, but Craig Counsell did say some players would be unavailable at the start of camp due to recently testing positive.
Now we know who they are — infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo.
Brewers infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo tested positive for COVID-19 prior to intake and are in the protocol, Craig Counsell said. The players consented to this information being shared.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 6, 2020
Both Urias and Perdomo are among the “small number” of positive cases that weren’t feeling symptoms the team addressed before the start of camp. Counsell confirmed this morning both were asymptomatic.
Per baseball’s COVID-19 rules, Urias and Perdomo will have to test negative twice in a 24-hour period before they’re allowed to rejoin the team. Since the virus affects different people in different ways, there’s no timeline for that — and that was before MLB reportedly had tons of issues with its testing at the start of camps across the league, from delays for getting tests processed to testers straight up not showing up over the weekend, according to The Athletic.
For Urias, it’s another setback for the young infielder who the Brewers have high hopes for after giving up Trent Grisham and Zach Davies in a trade for him and Eric Lauer this winter. Urias broke a bone in his wrist during Spring Training but had hoped to be ready in time for the original Opening Day of March 26th. Now that the bone is healed, it looks like there will be another delay in getting him on the field.