All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.
A source confirmed Blackmon's test result to The Associated Press. The Denver Post had first reported Blackmon's condition, saying Tuesday that three Rockies players had tested positive.
Blackmon is a four-time All-Star slugger who hit .314 with 32 home runs and 86 RBIs last season.
The Post reported that Blackmon tested positive last week after workouts at Coors Field in Denver. The newspaper said the Rockies then closed the ballpark, following MLB protocol.
He turns 34 on July 1st, the day players are set to begin reporting for the resumption of spring training.
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