No Cubs Have Opted Out Of Season At This Time

Two Cubs staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, Jed Hoyer said.

670 The Score Staff
June 29, 2020 - 3:42 pm

(670 The Score) Assuming the MLB season is held as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Cubs expect to have a full squad.

The Cubs haven't had any players ask to opt out of playing the 2020 season, general manager Jed Hoyer told reporters in a media session Monday. The Cubs will respect the decision of any player who chooses to sit out 2020, Hoyer added.

On Monday, news broke that Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals right-hander Joe Ross and Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake will sit out the season.

The Cubs have had two staff members test positive for COVID-19 back home, Hoyer said without identifying them. They won't join camp until they're fully recovered. No Cubs player has tested positive for COVID-19, though they're in line to get tested Wednesday.

On-field activities for spring training 2.0 are scheduled to start at Wrigley Field on Friday.