Braves start summer camp with COVID-19 safety precautions

The Atlanta Braves kicked off summer camp on Friday -- a restart of their truncated spring training. Major League Baseball and the team implemented plenty of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and hopefully keep the league on track to start their season in three weeks.

31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%

The positive tests occurred among 19 of the 30 teams, according to results of the samples sent to the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah. There were 3,185 samples collected and tested through the first week of intake testing.

Braves' Hamels says shoulder feels strong after long layoff

A sore left shoulder could have forced Hamels to miss two months if the season started on time. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic ended spring training in mid-March and allowed Hamels to have a more relaxed approach to his rehabilitation.