ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Rangers pitcher Brett Martin has tested positive for COVID-19, general manager Jon Daniels said Friday.
Martin, 25, has Type 1 diabetes, an underlying health condition that could put him at higher risk for complications.
According to MLB’s 2020 Operations Manual, when a player tests positive, they must be isolated away from the team and remain in daily contact with the team, and undergo follow up testing as necessary.
“As part of its COVID-19 Action Plan, the Club also must identify and inform the Joint Committee of one or more local health care facilities to which it will refer any Covered Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 for treatment if the circumstances warrant,” the Operations Manual says.
In order for Martin to be cleared to resume team activities, he must have two negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart.
Daniels has spoken with Martin and said, “he’s feeling better” dealing with general fatigue and some congestion.
Daniels said Martin gave the team permission to reveal the results.
Players have the right not to disclose them.