3 Hanshin Tigers players test positive for coronavirus

Japan Today | Mar 26, 2020 at 9:00 PM
  • A day after Hanshin Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami tested positive for the novel coronavirus, two teammates he was known to have dined with also were confirmed as infected, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
  • On Thursday, Fujinami became the first professional baseball player in Japan to receive a positive test.
  • The Tigers players are the only three Nippon Professional Baseball players to have so far tested positive for the coronavirus.