Bishop (illness) cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols and will report to the Giants' alternate training site, Katie Woo of MiLB.com reports. The 22-year-old tested positive for coronavirus in late June and was previously unable to gain full clearance to join the 60-man pool. Bishop is unlikely to see the majors this season with only 32 games in rookie ball under his belt, but he'll be able to continue his development at the alternate training site.
Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Monday that Bishop has tested positive for COVID-19, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. According to Zaidi, Bishop has only shown mild symptoms of COVID-19 and his conditioning is improving, but the positive test was enough to keep him out of the mix for the Giants' initial 60-man roster pool. Since the Giants haven't yet filled out all 60 spots, Bishop could be added to the pool at a later date once he's fully cleared of the coronavirus. The 2019 first-round pick batted .229 with five home runs and eight steals in 32 games between two of the Giants' rookie-level affiliates in his first year of professional ball.