MLB players pull out of season as dozens test positive for COVID-19

As the NBA plans to start training camps in Orlando, basketball players are voicing concerns after 31 MLB players tested positive and the Milwaukee Bucks shut down their practice facility.
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We do have the latest on the return of sports. NBA teams will start to head to Orlando tomorrow but they're already facing some setbacks. Overnight the Milwaukee bucks, one of the teams that shut down their practice facility after receiving coronavirus test results. This comes after dozens of basketball and baseball players have already tested positive. Now some are opting out of the shortened seasons. Trevor Ault has the latest. He joins us this morning from Yankee stadium. Good morning, Trevor. Reporter: Robin, good morning. You know, the entire country's efforts to get back to business, there have been several errors and adjustments for professional the Yankees hoping to avoid that surge have been training here in with leagues now set to return within days, some of the top names in sports say right now the risk is just not worth it. Overnight as NBA teams prepare for the start of their season, two teams shutting their practice facilities. The Sacramento kings and Milwaukee bucks closing their buildings after members of their staffs tested positive for covid-19. It's just the latest setback this the world of sports as major league baseball is warming up for the start of the season. There are mounting concerns as to whether the league is ready for the first pitch in the midst of a global pandemic. We want to play and it's going to come down to how safe are we going to be? Reporter: With baseball set to begin its season in just a couple weeks, 31 MLB players from 19 teams have tested positive for covid-19 while every team returned for training camp on Friday. Not everyone is completely confident the league is ready to play ball. Including superstar Mike trout, whose wife is pregnant. Honestly still don't feel comfortable. Reporter: Among baseball's new rules testing for covid every other day, no high-five, hugs orifice buffers and nonplaying personnel are required to wear masks in the dugout and bullpen but for some high-profile players these measures don't go far enough. The nationals' Ryan Zimmerman and David price and Felix Hernandez already announcing they're sitting out the shortened season citing health concerns for their families. These are grown men. They have to speak to their own truth and how they feel about things. Reporter: And players in the NBA have also expressed unease. So far 25 basketball players have tested positive. Now teams will begin reporting to Orlando on Tuesday even as Florida has seen a record number of cases. Players and staff from all 22 teams participating will be sequestered in a so-called bubble at the ESPN wide world of sports complex at the Walt Disney world resort. League officials hoping that will keep teams safe but some players are unsure. And overnight another sport taking a pretty big step towards returning, the national hockey league and it's players union reached Ang agreement to start playing again later this summer in Canada and major league soccer two days away from playing matches. Already one postponed after eight players tested positive. Robin. All right, Trevor, our thanks to you.

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