Following Thursday's revelation that Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell New York Mets baseball operations department, acting as the Director of Player Relations and Community Engagement., it was reported that Mitchell's father, Donovan Mitchell Sr., would also be tested for the virus. This weekend, the Mets announced that Mitchell Sr. tested negative for the virus. The elder Mitchell works in the
"We all were very pleased and happy for Donovan and his family," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Saturday on a conference call with reporters. "And I know there was a sigh of relief to a degree of our players and staff here."
Mitchell Sr. was tested on Thursday as a precautionary measure.
Donovan Sr. was in attendance at the Jazz's game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 4, according to the Post. He returned to Florida the following day and has been regularly at work at the Mets' spring training facility.
Donovan Jr. became the NBA to .for COVID-19 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert . The diagnoses were part of the reasoning that led the
The impact of the coronavirus has extended to many sports leagues across the globe. NHL followed their lead on Thursday afternoon, and shortly after, .of its season Thursday morning and the
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