ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman’s wife is urging people to take the coronavirus seriously after her husband and three teammates tested positive for COVID-19.
Manager Brian Snitker told reporters that Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussiant and Pete Kozma all have the virus. Only Freeman and Kozma have symptoms, WSB-TV reported.
“He is someone who literally never gets sick, and this virus hit him like a ton of bricks,” Chelsea Freeman told WSB.
She added that her family has been practicing strict social distancing for the last four months.
“Haven’t gone to a grocery store, haven’t gone out to dinner once, haven’t seen our friends and only allowed family at our house and we still got it,” Chelsea Freeman wrote on Instagram. “Please take this virus seriously, wear a mask when in public and wash your hands frequently.”
Freeman said the rest of her family, including the couple’s son Charlie, are OK and thanked everyone for their support and prayers.
Snitker said the team did all their intake testing Friday and they will conduct follow-up testing.
MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association have not identified players who tested positive, but the players gave consent for the team to release their names.
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