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Gallo, Guzman status unknown

Joey Gallo and Ronald Guzman have not been cleared to work out, and are reportedly still going through the COVID-19 intake process

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The Texas Rangers have begun summer camp and have now had two days of intra-squad action. However, the beats say that neither Joey Gallo nor Ronald Guzman have participated thusfar. The team has only said that they are still undergoing the COVID-19 protocol intake process.

Teams are not allowed to announce that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 unless the player authorizes it or announces it himself. Brett Martin has said he tested positive and is currently under quarantine, though he said a couple of days ago he was feeling better after feeling quite sick earlier in the week.

With neither Gallo nor Guzman participating in workouts — the only players, other than Kyle Gibson, who Evan Grant says the team has announced will be pitching in a couple of days, not to participate — one would assume that the two have either tested positive, or have test results that have been delayed in being returned or otherwise had issues.

MLB players and staff are being tested every other day, and once there is a positive test, the player or staffer cannot resume activities with the team until they have two negative tests that are at least 24 hours apart. If we don’t see Gallo or Guzman over the next couple of days, we can probably assume they tested positive and are quarantined.