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Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus.
Major League Baseball said Tuesday that a team will not specifically announce a COVID-19 injured list placement for a player who is removed from the club after testing positive, just an IL trip.
MLB’s operations manual says a positive test, exhibiting symptoms that require isolation for additional assessment or exposure to someone who has had the virus are cause for placement on the new COVID-19 IL.
“It would be a speculating circumstance,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told media during a conference call.
Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement states that for any medical condition not related to employment “a club may disclose only the fact that a…