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AP source: Rockies star Blackmon tests positive for virus

Colorado Rockies outfielders Gerardo Parra, left, Charlie Blackmon, center and Raimel Tapia (7) celebrate after their game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Colorado Rockies outfielders Gerardo Parra, left, Charlie Blackmon, center and Raimel Tapia (7) celebrate after their game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(WIBW)
Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 9:39 AM CDT
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DENVER (AP) - All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. A person familiar with Blackmon’s situation confirmed the test result to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.

The Denver Post first reported Blackmon’s condition on Tuesday. Blackmon is a four-time All-Star. He turns 34 on July 1, the day players are set to begin reporting for the resumption of spring training.

Several teams have said they have players who tested positive for the virus without identifying any of them.

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