Major league baseball submits its return protocol to the players…

Major league baseball submits its return protocol to the players…

Major league baseball submits its return protocol to the players…

Major League Baseball submitted a 67-page document to the Players’ Association (MLBPA) on Saturday outlining a return-to-play protocol to protect players from the coronavirus.

The proposal, reported by The Athletic, focuses entirely on ways to preserve the health and safety of players during a VIDOC-19 pandemic.

The protocol states that players must wear masks during games except when on the field and other team personnel must wear masks at all times during games.

The ball will be replaced if it is touched by more than one player in the same game and players must keep six feet apart during the national anthem.

Spring training should be limited to 50 players and preparatory games should begin between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to limit exposure to very hot temperatures.

There will be no common cooler and spitting, including chewing tobacco and sunflower seeds, will be prohibited in some areas.

Players will be advised to wash their hands after every half inning or after handling equipment.

Contact will be strongly discouraged and fights will be severely punished.

The equipment will be disinfected, before and after each match, especially second-hand equipment.

Off the field, players, managers, coaches and some staff members will be tested on a regular basis and then quarantined until results are available.

Individuals who test positive will obviously have to remain isolated and undergo appropriate treatment.

Everyone’s temperature will be taken upon arrival at the team’s facility and everyone will be asked to fill out a health form.

Players from the visiting team will be required to stay in isolation in the hotel when not at the stadium, and will be discouraged from attending social events.

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