Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

Three players isolated after breaking COVID protocols

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For the third time in less than a year, the Cleveland Indians are having to isolate players because they broke COVID-19 protocols.

Third baseman José Ramírez and slugger Franmil Reyes are being kept away from their teammates at spring training in Arizona after they reported to the team that they went out to dinner in violation of team and Major League Baseball regulation­s.

Manager Terry Francona said that the two players were sent to their temporary homes as the Indians await word from the league as to when they can rejoin the team.

• Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop is away from the team after he violated baseball’s COVID-19 protocols.

• Jeremy Jeffress was released by the Washington Nationals for what GM Mike Rizzo called unspecifie­d “personnel reasons.”

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