The Milwaukee Brewers have been relatively clean so far this season when it has come to positive COVID-19 tests. Beyond a few positive tests before summer camp began, there haven't been any positive tests on the major league team. Unfortunately, the situation on the alternate site just took a turn. According to Ken Rosenthal, the alternate site has just been placed under quarantine.
Three people at Brewers alternate site - two players, one staffer - have tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell The Athletic. First positives Brewers have had all season. Will not impact major-league club. 1/2— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 19, 2020
Entire group at Brewers’ alternate site, about 28 in all, in quarantine. All are being tested daily. Some of the players might join team’s taxi squad for final road trip if they continue to test negative.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 19, 2020
As usual, the identities of the players and staff who tested positive are being kept quiet due to medical privacy. However, we do know that there's no expected impact to the major league team, so it is likely these are players who have been just at the alternate site for at least a few weeks. This does mean that the alternate site will be shut down for now, but with only a week left in the regular season (and any players who would potentially be added to a postseason roster having to enter quarantine anyway), it's possible that the site will be done for the season.
Players from the alternate site could still join the team, but will have to test negative multiple times first. There will still be heightened concern going into the last week of the season, but so far, it's looking like the Brewers will be ok for now. Hopefully the players and staff that are affected will recover fully and not experience any complications from this.