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Mets employee to be tested for COVID-19 after son tests positive

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 19:49:13-04

QUEENS — The New York Mets have a connection to one of the Utah Jazz players who tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday night, spurring a number of major sports leagues — including MLB — to suspend play.

Donovan Mitchell Sr., the Mets’ director of player relations and community engagement, will be tested for the virus, the team said in a statement Thursday.

Mitchell's son, Donovan Mitchell Jr., tested positive for the coronavirus. Donovan Sr. was told not to report to the team's facility this morning and arrangements are being made to have him tested.

The Mets have called this a precautionary measure. MLB has canceled the remainder of Spring Training and is delaying regular season play until at least April 9.