MLB

MLB Drops Regular COVID Tests, Can Move Games For Health

Mar 16, 2022, 10:13 AM
MLB Logo...
A general view of the MLB logo taken during the 2009 XM All-Star Futures Game at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2009 the in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is dropping regular COVID-19 testing for all but symptomatic individuals while maintaining an ability to move games if the public health situation in an area deteriorates.

MLB and the players’ association finalized their 2022 COVID-19 protocols.

Restrictions such as wearing facemasks in dugouts were eased during the 2021 season when a team reached 85% vaccination among players, coaches and other staff with field and clubhouse access.

Six of the 30 teams did not reach 85% last year: Arizona, Boston, the Chicago Cubs, Kansas City, the New York Mets and Seattle.

MLB

David-Blitzer-Real-Salt-Lake-2022...
Kyle Ireland

RSL Owner David Blitzer Officially Buys Stake In MLB’s Guardians

Real Salt Lake majority owner David Blitzer officially purchased a minority stake in Major League Baseball's Cleveland Guardians.
3 days ago
Seattle-Mariners-Los-Angeles-Angles...
The Associated Press

MLB Likely Handing Out Mariners-Angels Penalties Soon

MLB will certainly soon be handing out penalties after the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels got into a huge brawl this weekend.
3 days ago
trey-mancini-celebrates-with-teammates...
Brian Preece

Instant Replay: Seven-Year Old With Cancer Fulfills ‘Ultimate Wish’

The Chicago White Sox gave Beau Dowling the thrill of a lifetime when he was able to run the bases prior the the White Sox-Orioles game on Saturday, June 25.
4 days ago
astros-pitchers-celebrate-combined-no-hitter...
RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer

Astros’ Javier, Bullpen Combine To No-Hit Yanks In 3-0 Win

Cristian Javier, Héctor Neris and Ryan Pressly combined on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 19 years, shutting down the best team in baseball and pitching the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory on Saturday.
5 days ago
Salt Lake Bees...
Brian Preece

Sacrifice A Common Theme For Baseball Dads On Father’s Day

It's not easy being a dad in professional baseball, but a trio of Salt Lake Bees are making it work on and off the field.
11 days ago
David-Blitzer-RSL-owner...
Kyle Ireland

Reports: RSL Owner David Blitzer Buys Stake In MLB’s Guardians

Real Salt Lake owner David Blitzer purchased a minority stake in Major League Baseball's Cleveland Guardians, according to reports.
14 days ago
MLB Drops Regular COVID Tests, Can Move Games For Health