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Freddie Freeman Among Four Atlanta Braves Players to Test Positive for COVID-19

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Four members of the Atlanta Braves have tested positive for COVID-19.


Manager Brian Snitker announced that All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, veteran reliever Will Smith, right-hander Touki Toussaint and utility infielder Pete Kozma have tested positive for the virus.

Snitker announced that "it's going to be a while" before Freeman gets to camp, who is experiencing symptoms including a fever. Smith and Toussaint are asymptomatic, while Kozma also has symptoms

Apr 26, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) in the dugout against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

MLB players began reporting to summer camp July 1 to prepare for the upcoming 60-game regular season. Opening Day games are scheduled for July 23 and 24, though players are allowed to opt-out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. 

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