Red Sox’s Sam Kennedy Believes MLB Has Resources To Overcome COVID-19 Outbreak


Major League Baseball and its players union on Tuesday agreed on a return-to-play plan that entails a 60-game season and an extensive list of health and safety protocols.

The extra measures certainly are necessary, as multiple teams around the league have reported players and staffers have tested positive for COVID-19. And with spiking numbers reported in Florida and Arizona, teams will remain in their home markets for training camp.

But, just like every other sport currently plotting their returns, the possibility of a large outbreak of the virus raises important questions about whether or not the league can continue on.

Sam Kennedy, however, thinks MLB has the pieces in place to continue play in that scenario.

The president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday held a conference call with reporters, where he said he expects to see plenty of positive coronavirus tests across the league, and feels MLB has the resources to combat it, via Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe.

“Baseball is exactly the right thing now for our country,” Kennedy said, via NBC Sports Boston’s Raul Martinez. “We have the most robust health and safety protocol in all of North American Sports.”

At least, things look optimistic for the Red Sox in Massachusetts, where  numbers of new cases don’t match surging trends in other southern states.

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