Coach Terry Francona said two players were sent to Arizona’s temporary housing on Sunday as they waited for the league to contact them as to when the Indians could return to the team.
Francona said Reyes took part in an Indian exhibition game in Mesa on Friday and had a haircut after winning 10-4.
Reyes, who made a similar mistake last year when spring training resumed after a coronavirus shutdown, told the Indians that he and Ramirez were out for dinner indoors. This violates the COVID-19 guidelines established by Major League Baseball and players. ‘Union.
Francona said Reyes and Ramirez came to the team’s complex on Saturday and were immediately sent home. They had no contact with other players or team personnel.
“I’m very lucky here,” Francona said. “We have some medical personnel and they came to me soon and they said:” Look, this is what we are doing. We are informing the league. The players themselves self-reported that they actually made a mistake.
“So we told them:” This is not our rule. These are the rules that the players and major leagues came up with. We have to enforce them. “
Francona said he spoke with both players who understood that they could endanger others.
“They were frank and honest about what happened,” Francona said. “We are not trying to put a man in the penalty box. We are trying to talk to him almost every day.” Hey, this happens when-it doesn’t matter if you agree or not There is none. These are the protocols that are in place and you need to live according to them. “
Last season, Indians were forced to quarantine starting pitchers Mike Clevinger And Zach Plesac When the team broke the COVID-19 protocol while eating out while in Chicago. Clevinger was traded to San Diego a few weeks later.
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