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Morning Mound Visit: Diamondbacks and other teams have acquired supplemental testing

Ethical questions over MLB’s testing; Why teams can’t announce a player has COVID-19; Suggestions for Cleveland’s new name

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Ken Rosenthal and Zach Buchanan $: The Diamondbacks and other teams have reached out to local labs for supplemental COVID-19 testing. MLB’s lab in Salt Lake City has, at times, delayed results back within 48 hours which has led some teams to look elsewhere. The Diamondbacks insist these tests haven’t taken from the available supply, but with Arizona’s 25.6 percent positivity rate coupled with week-long delays, that’s a dubious claim.

Rob Mains | Baseball Prospectus $: Teams aren’t allowed to disclose the identity of players who test positive for the coronavirus without the consent of the player because doing so would represent a HIPAA violation. Instead, players are being added to the 10-day IL without explanation which leaves us to speculate about possible cases. It’s a messy situation.

Staff | Let’s Go Tribe: The Washington football team announced yesterday that it would retire the current nickname, and the Cleveland baseball will likely follow suit. The staff at Let’s Go Tribe has some ideas for what they should change the name to.