The Toronto Blue Jays shut down their spring training facility in Dunedin on Thursday after a player exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, according to ESPNâ€™s Jeff Passan.
The player exhibiting symptoms is a pitcher on the 40-man roster who recently spent time with players in the Philadelphia Philliesâ€™ minor league system, according to Passan, and is awaiting results from a COVID-19 test.
Multiple Blue Jays have not yet been tested for COVID-19, Passan reports, adding that testing will increase within the organization if the symptomatic player is not an isolated case.
Earlier on Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies announced that five players and three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19 at the teamâ€™s spring training complex in Clearwater, Fla. â€” a few miles away from Torontoâ€™s Dunedin facility.
Sportsnetâ€™s Elliotte Friedman also confirmed that the Tampa Bay Lightning have temporarily shut down their training facilities due to multiple cases of COVID-19 within the organization.
On Thursday, there were reports that a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneersâ€™ coaching staff had tested positive for the virus, and two of the teamâ€™s assistants have been quarantined.
Cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise in Florida, with the state posting a record number of daily cases for the third day in a row.