© Kyle Terada | 2020 Jul 5
On Tuesday, the Giants announced that team practices will come to a halt. The organization is suspending workouts at Oracle Park, pending the results of tests conducted from this past weekend.
The announcement comes as multiple Major League Baseball teams, including the Oakland A’s, have expressed mounting frustration at issues in conducting coronavirus testing and receiving results in short order. Some teams have experienced occasions in which testers failed to show at team facilities, and other, like the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, canceled workouts as they awaited test results.
It also came on a day when the Giants were going to have live action, according to manager Gabe Kapler.
“Not 100 percent sure, but we’re gonna have live action tomorrow for you guys,” Kapler said on Monday. “It’s possible it looks more like a seven on seven, but it’s gonna be a modified version of an inter-squad [scrimmage].”
That, obviously, will not happen. MLB released the following statement on Monday regarding testing issues:
Here’s the statement from the league on the testing issues. Regardless of the reasons behind them, when players are speaking up the way they have today, there is trust to win back. The only way to do that is button up the protocol and ensure nothing like this happens again. pic.twitter.com/wgYgrHzYDd
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 6, 2020