Reyes announced Saturday he was absent for the first couple weeks of summer camp because he tested positive for COVID-19, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The team never provided any reasoning for his absence due to privacy concerns, but the 25-year-old announced the positive test during a Zoom call with media Saturday. Reyes has since cleared MLB's coronavirus protocols and is now participating in workouts, but manager Mike Shildt previously indicated they won't rush the right-hander's build-up following his late arrival. Shildt also said that Opening Day "is gonna be a real challenge" for Reyes, and that he "wouldn't expect anything" from him, per Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat.

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