For the first time during the 2020 season, Major League Baseball went an entire week without a player testing positive for COVID-19, the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Friday.
Only two of the 12,276 samples collected and tested through the end of Aug. 27 returned positive. Both positive results were from staff members of the same team.
Multiple clubs have been forced to temporarily pause their campaigns at various points this season due to COVID-19. Most notably, the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals experienced outbreaks within their organizations, with the latter squad having played only 22 games entering Friday's action.
The New York Mets were forced to postpone last weekend's series against the New York Yankees due to two positive COVID-19 tests within the organization. They resumed play Tuesday.