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Rangers close spring facilities as precaution

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 19, 2020

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are closing down their Spring Training complex in Surprise, Ariz., out of concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Rangers said the move was being made out of an “abundance of caution” until expanded COVID-19 testing protocols are enacted. That is scheduled to happen

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are closing down their Spring Training complex in Surprise, Ariz., out of concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Rangers said the move was being made out of an “abundance of caution” until expanded COVID-19 testing protocols are enacted. That is scheduled to happen next week.

Arizona is among the states that have reported an increase in the number of positive cases of the virus.

The complex is being used mainly by Latin American players who need to stay in Arizona because they can’t return to their home countries. The Rangers said no players or staff at the Surprise complex have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Rangers, players who are currently housed at Rangers Village in Surprise will continue to stay there. But they will not utilize the baseball complex training facilities at the present time.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.