PORT CHARLOTTE (WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training facility is closed today, but the team is making preparations for players to return this weekend to work out if they so choose.
"We are currently in a day-to-day holding pattern here," general manager Erik Neander said in a conference call Friday afternoon. "Major League Baseball and the Players Association are actively working to reach an agreement of sorts on next steps on how they want to handle things."
Neander said the players all attended a meeting this morning at Charlotte Sports Park to get the latest information on the game's stoppage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It was pretty brief, informative," pitcher Tyler Glasnow, the Rays team rep for the Players Association said. "I think a lot of guys are trying to just stay local, and just stay indoors and away from people, but as far as precaution and stuff goes, I think we're pretty much covered pursuant to the meeting today."
Neander said the facilities would reopen to players Saturday, allowing them to work out if they so choose, and that no personnel had reported any of the symptoms that go along with the coronavirus.
"In terms of any test, fortunately knock on wood, we've had a healthy camp," the Rays GM acknowledged. "No positive [tests], no signs, no symptoms of anything at this point being there at camp."
The facility and workouts are closed to the public. Major League Baseball suspended Spring Training and delayed the start of the regular season by a minimum of two weeks Thursday afternoon.
Click below to listen to the full conference calls with both Erik Neander and Tyler Glasnow.