One player on the Mets’ current 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said during a conference call on Monday. A number of minor leaguers within the team’s farm system, but not currently on the 40-man, have also tested positive.
Van Wagenen said the player who tested positive is “recovering” and the team thinks he is “in a good position.” It is unclear whether that player, who remains unidentified, will begin practicing with the team this week or be placed on the newly created COVID-19 injured list.
“We’ve been incredibly fortunate,” Van Wagenen said. “We’ve seen and heard a lot of the reports from teams around the league, but we’ve been very, very fortunate that we’ve only had one player on our 40-man roster test positive since this entire world started being affected by it back in February. I think it’s a credit to not only the education our players received but also their best habits and best practices that they’ve exhibited over the course of the last few months.”