Several Braves players, including Freddie Freeman, test positive for COVID-19

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — At least four Braves players have tested positive for COVID-19, manager Brian Snitker announced Saturday.

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Snitker told reporters that Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussiant and Pete Kozma all tested positive.

The Braves manager said Freeman has a fever and symptoms.

“He’s running a fever,” Snitker said. “Talked to him this morning. He’s not feeling great. So it’ll be a while before we can get him back.”

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Kozma, who is one of the Gwinnett players available for Braves, has also shown symptoms. Smith and Toussiant are asymptomatic.


Snitker said the team did all their intake testing Friday and they will conduct follow-up testing.

MLB and MLBPA have not identified players who tested positive, but the players gave consent for the team to release their names.

“I applaud Freddie, Will and all those guys for allowing me to say their names out here. It’s a good thing in our industry and shows other players that this is real. This virus is real,” Snitker said. “It’s something we have to be aware of and something that is serious if we’re going to continue on and play our game.”

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