Astros Cancel Summer Camp Workouts Due to Delay in COVID-19 Test Results
Brian Barefield | 7/6/2020, 5:53 p.m.
The Houston Astros cancelled Summer Camp workouts on today due to lack of results from COVID-19 tests that were taken by players and staff on last weekend. The Astros organization has taken very strong precautions to adhere by the rules set in place by Major League Baseball concerning COVID-19 and social distancing.
“The safety of our players and staff remains our top priority at the Astros,” general manager James Click said in a statement. “Due to the delay in receiving these results, coupled with the contagious nature of the virus, we felt it was prudent to cancel today’s workouts at Minute Maid Park and the University of Houston. Players and staff continue to participate fully in the screening and testing protocols while we await these results. Despite these delays over the holiday weekend, we’re optimistic that this process will be ironed out and we’ll be back on the field and ready to compete for a championship soon.”
Houston wasn’t the only MLB team who did not receive their results. Reigning World Series champions, Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals also cancelled their workouts on Monday. MLB addressed the delays in an earlier statement on Monday, saying that the results for 98% of the samples taken have been reported as of Sunday night.
Summer Camp 2020 is scheduled to resume tomorrow at Minute Maid Park and The University of Houston’s baseball facilities according to the Astros communications staff.