Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig announced Friday afternoon that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and is entering quarantine.
Puig, who says he is asymptomatic, was reportedly set to sign with the Braves – but that deal appears to be scuttled for now.
"I urge everyone to take this pandemic seriously, this can happen to anyone, even the healthiest athlete," Puig said in a statement. "Wear a mask, social distance and follow your local protocols."
After spending the first six years of his career with the Dodgers, the 29-year-old split 2019 between the Reds and Indians, hitting 24 home runs with 19 stolen bases.