Yankees Minor League Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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A New York Yankees minor league player has tested positive for the coronavirus and becomes the first known case in baseball, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

A team spokesman confirmed the positive test.

The player, who has not been identified, was quarantined on Friday morning after he was running a fever. 

He was only on the minor league side of the team's facility in Tampa, Florida. There is no known link from the infected player to anyone on the major league squad.

The team's minor league complex has been shut down through March 25, general manager Brian Cashman said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.

Passan reports the Yankees have told all minor league players to self-quarantine for two weeks. The team will provide food to the players and deliver it to directly to their individual hotel rooms.

Last week, Major League Baseball announced it was suspending spring training and delaying opening day by at least two weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The regular season was set to begin on March 26.