Baseball: 5 Hanshin players test positive for coronavirus

Five Hanshin Tigers players, four from the Central League first team have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the club said Friday before the team — minus the infected players and those deemed to have been in close contact them — took on the Yakult Swallows in Tokyo.Infielders Kento Itohara, the Tigers captain, and Naomasa Yokawa as well as pitchers Yuta Iwasada and Kosuke Baba tested positive in team-wide testing after minor league pitcher Masumi Hamachi tested positive on Thursday evening.Hamachi was activated on Sept. 11 and appeared in one game, eight days later on Saturday in Nag…

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