As of March 13, Los Angeles Angels players are displaying no symptoms related to the coronavirus.
Charles Barkley visited Los Angeles Angels camp on March 2 in what seemed to be a random and innocent visit from a Hall-of-Fame basketball player. A little over a week later, the loquacious TNT analyst announced he has put himself in self-quarantine as he awaits results from a coronavirus test. The star athlete decided to get tested after not feeling well the day before.
Of course, in these heightened times of awareness, the Los Angeles Angels are monitoring the health of their players and staff very closely. The fact that Charles Barkley visited camp earlier this month doesn’t really change that. It is still not clear whether Barkley has the virus. However, in responding to reporters about the topic, we might have learned something from general manager Billy Eppler.
“It was March 2 and to this point none of our players or staff have reported any fever or symptoms associated with the virus,” Eppler told ESPN on Friday. “We will await further instructions from the CDC and Major League Baseball.”
Eppler confirms in his answer that all of the Angels players appear healthy and show no signs of symptoms associated with COVID-19. That is good news.
Angels players are currently deciding where to spend their time while waiting for normal baseball activities to resume. Following guidance issued by MLB and the Players Association, they can either stay in Arizona, relocate to Anaheim, or return home. MLB suspended Spring Training camps as sports leagues, businesses, and schools close down to help stem the outbreak of the virus.
Please check back as more information becomes available. In the meantime, our thoughts are with those impacted by this virus. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.