SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Gabe Lacques discusses players like Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross choose to join the MLB season and why there are certainly others who will choose the same path.


Trying to find out the status of a baseball player returning after an ankle injury is certainly easier than finding out if someone tested positive for coronavirus.

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said during a conference call on Tuesday that teams have not been cleared to notify the last players on the list injured by COVID-19. A positive test, showing that symptoms of isolation for additional evaluation or contact with an infected person are the cause for placement in COVID-19 IL.

I believe the information I have given you is that you will have to try to find that because we will not be able to (disclose), "Cashman said. It will be a speculative situation."

The baseball collective bargaining agreement states that for any medical condition not related to employment, a club may only disclose the fact that a medical condition is preventing players from changing services. to the club and expected time of absence from the club.

Cashman noted that the situation continued to grow as the Major League Baseball and the players union continued to discuss. Test players …