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How will MLB teams navigate 2020 season with health and safety standards?

2 weeks agoKarli Bell

Bruce Levine, Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies joined Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily to discuss how MLB teams will have to navigate the 2020 season to ensure player safety.

Levine brought up how one position in particular should be protected.

“You’re going [to need] to protect the pitchers…for the first month or six weeks of the season. That’s No. 1,” Levine said. “You don’t want to lose these guys for now and for the rest of the season or maybe even past that.”

With recent news of Phillies players testing positive for COVID-19, Kasper mentioned how the last thing anyone wants is to have one or more players or staff members test positive for COVID-19 and the implications that can have on the season.

“You start postponing games, series, weeks; that gets really tricky,” Kasper said. “You can’t just tell one or two teams, ‘you guys are done.’ Yes, you’re going to have a taxi squad and all of that, but if multiple players on one team end up testing positive, you might have to quarantine the whole team. Fingers crossed that that doesn’t happen.”

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