By Sam Bush
Phils manager Joe Girardi said starting pitcher Aaron Nola, center fielder Adam Haseley and catcher Christian Bethancourt have not yet reported to camp, and didn’t elaborate on why the three are missing.
Nola is a combined 29-13 the past two seasons and threw at least 200 innings each year.
Players do not have to have COVID-19 to be on the list. They could show symptoms or just have been exposed to someone with the virus to be added to the list.
Major League Baseball said last week it would not name players placed on injury lists due to contracting or being exposed to COVID-19 because the virus is not considered a baseball-related injury. But several teams did name players who had tested positive for the virus, including the Atlanta Braves who announced power-hitting first baseman Freddie Freeman tested positive.
The Phils last week placed pitchers Tommy Hunter, Hector Neris and Ranger Suarez and infielder Scott Kingery on the 10-day injury list with unspecified ailments retroactive to June 30. The speculation is that those players are also on the COVID-19 list.