PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s new pitching addition Madison Bumgarner was having a little fun on the mound during his first summer workout on Saturday, dropping down sidearm and firing a fastball that buzzed catcher Stephen Vogt, who quickly spun out of harm’s way.
Both players were laughing. For a few moments, the carefree vibe of baseball was apparent.
But just like everyone in baseball’s delicate restart, the Diamondbacks are ramping up for a strange season while trying their best to stay healthy. The team previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested positive for COVID-19. Manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday another player on the 60-man roster tested positive. The team hasn’t released any names of the affected players.
”If you’re not worried about your health, you’re not taking care of yourself like you should and taking precautions like you should,” Bumgarner said. ”It’s going to be interesting.