MLB teams will now train at their home ballparks due to coronavirus concerns

Every Major League Baseball team, except perhaps the Toronto Blue Jays, will train at its home ballpark, a person with direct knowledge told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to address the matter publicly.

MLB has had at least 12 major-league players and staff members test positive for COVID-19, and on Friday decided to immediately shut down all spring training facilities in Arizona and Florida, a high-ranking official with direct knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity since MLB had not released a formal statement.

The league ordered all facilities to undergo a deep clean. Five Philadelphia Phillies and a player from the Houston Astros tested positive this week, with three spring-training facilities closing Friday.

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