Boras arranging private jets for traded clients to fight COVID-19 spread
Scott Boras has a plan to make sure none of his players contribute to the spread of COVID-19 if they're traded this season.
"I am letting all owners know if any of our players are traded and asked to leave their existing teams' protocols, we have arranged a private jet protocol to allow players to be safely transported (between clubs)," Boras said, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
To make sure he isn't violating league rules by paying for the charter, Boras later clarified he would simply arrange the availability of private flights, Rosenthal added.
Boras' statement comes as the Cincinnati Reds are forced to postpone games due to players or personnel contracting the coronavirus. The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals also dealt with multiple postponements but have resumed their respective 2020 campaigns.
Major League Baseball normally schedules its trade deadline for July 31. However, with the late start to the 2020 season and the compressed schedule, the league amended the deadline for Aug. 31.
It's unclear whether other agencies are also contacting teams regarding deadline trades, or if the league plans to institute additional protocols for traded players.
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