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Coronavirus Coverage

Opening night of Major League Baseball starts tonight, with the Washington Nationals versus the New York Yankees. As many are excited for any sport to start, baseball is one of the first to come into play.

But as many hoped would not happen, key player of the Washington Nationals, outfielder Juan Soto has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. The game will still happen, yet Juan Soto will have to miss this opener.

There is no confirmation of what this means for the rest of the Nationals roster, or results of whether other players have been infected. If Soto tested positive after being around teammates or other players or team staff, there is suspicion of others on the roster testing positive.

The Nationals had to obtain permission from the DC government in order to not implement the city’s quarantine rules. Players who test positive are ordered to quarantine in their own residence for 14 days. Juan Soto’s test results raises concerns for teammates’ test results and the spread of the virus.