The return of baseball comes with a unique arrangement of teams holding preseason training — dubbed “Summer Camp” — at their home ballparks. But with that comes a need to practice extra precaution due to COVID-19.
The Cubs have 39 players training at Wrigley Field, a smaller facility than their Mesa, Ariz. complex. Not only will they stagger workouts to limit the number of players at the park at once, but they’ve rearranged the facility in the name of social distancing.
Cubs president Theo Epstein told reporters Thursday the club has spread out clubhouse lockers “by significant distance.” They’re using both the home and road clubhouses during Summer Camp and have even reconfigured other rooms by adding lockers.