The secret’s out, apparently.
Several Miami Marlins players who were not part of the team’s recent road trip to Philadelphia, and not part of its COVID-19 outbreak, are reportedly working out in Jupiter.
“Everyone is just trying to take it one day at a time. Nobody really knows what’s happening, what’s going to happen. What has happened is so crazy,” says Josh Smith, a pitcher who was working out Wednesday in an open field near Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
He adds, “We’re all just showing up every day and trying to get better.”
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Craig Mish, who hosts a Miami Marlins podcast called, “Swings and Mishes,” estimates that as many as 30 Marlins players could be in Jupiter.
“What they’re essentially doing is working these kids out every day and playing simulated games to get them ready in case there’s a need for them to play,” Mish said.
Up to 16 players are believed to have tested positive for the coronavirus, after an outbreak hit the team during the first week of the season.
So, is it really time to play ball? Time will tell.