The coronavirus pandemic has officially touched Major League Baseball.
On the heels of the league halting all Spring Training activities, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen confirmed that an unnamed player in the organization's minor league ranks was tested for COVID-19. As of this time, the results of the test are not known.
The player, who remains anonymous of as of this writing, reportedly tested negative for the flu, which prompted the coronavirus evaluation "out of an abundance of caution."
If by chance the test does come up positive, the individual would be the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the MLB or the minor leagues overall.
The Diamondbacks, along with the rest of the league, saw their Spring Training end early and Opening Day pushed back at least two weeks due to the emerging concerns about the spread of the pandemic.
Given the climate across America and the world, they'e right to proceed with the utmost care.