Baseball is again on hold. Five Phillies’ players and three staffers tested positive for Covid-19 at the Phillies’ Clearwater Complex. Other organizations have released infection numbers and as many as 40 players and staff across baseball have been confirmed positive while teams await further results.
MLB shut down all spring training facilities. If baseball does restart, teams will most likely hold ST2 in their home cities, although plans for the Blue Jays remain up in the air.
The Inquirer reported that family members of those found positive have also been infected.
The phrasing of the Phillies press release and the Inquirer story lead me to believe that the affected players are on the 27-man active roster. I don’t think the minor league players I’ve seen at DiMaggio Field are among those affected. But, I don’t know for sure.
Baseball America has reported that the Philles have signed 10 non-drafted free agents. I will update our draft tracker with this information.
The current Draft Discussion includes the draft tracker. I’ll update it if/when the comments section becomes unwieldy. I suggest that we take our draft talk there.
This is the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics.
- June 10-11, 2020 – Amateur Draft
- June 14, 2020 – Teams can begin to sign non-drafted players
- August 1, 2020 – Deadline for signing drafted players
- October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT – Close of the 2019 international signing period
- January 15, 2021, 9:00 AM EST – Start of the 2020 international signing period
- August 1, 2020 – Signing period for 2020 draft picks closes
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Chase Antle assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – LHP Jake McKenna assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Jonathan Hughes assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – LHP J.P. Woodward assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Billy Sullivan assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Noah Skirrow assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Sam Jacobsak assigned to Clearwater
- 6/17/2020 – LHP Jordan Fowler assigned to Clearwater
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA LHP J.P. Woodward to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Billy Sullivan to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA LHP Jake McKenna to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Chase Antle to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Noah Skirrow to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Jonathan Hughes to an MiLB contract
- 6/14/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA LHP Jordan Fowler to an MiLB contract
- 6/14/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Sam Jacobsak to an MiLB contract