BOSTON (CBS) — Red Sox players reported for duty on Wednesday. Again.
Wednesday was the second reporting day of 2020, the day players will return to Fenway Park for baseball’s coronavirus restart — a 60-game season that has been months in the making.
But, like the first day that pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Fort Myers, there weren’t any workouts on Wednesday. Instead of going through physicals, players went through COVID-19 testing and went over all the new protocols that MLB has in place for the abbreviated season.
Those whose COVID tests came back negative will be allowed to partake in the team’s first workout at Fenway Park on Friday. Those who don’t will be quarantined for 14 days.
The team tweeted out this brief hype video early Wednesday morning:
Reporting for duty! pic.twitter.com/NTreMM631H
— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 1, 2020
While we’re still a few weeks away from games being played, baseball is inching closer and closer to its return. “Summer Camp” will last for three weeks, with games expected to begin again on July 23.