The Blue Jays are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays have multiple positive coronavirus results

It appears the Toronto Blue Jays have followed the Philadelphia Phillies as it concerns coronavirus outbreaks among MLB clubs.

Both the Phillies and Blue Jays closed Florida facilities ahead of the weekend out of COVID-19 fears. Unlike with Philadelphia, however, Toronto had only one suspected coronavirus case at the time.

That's no longer the case. Both Sportsnet's Shi Davidi and TSN's Scott Mitchell reported that multiple Blue Jays players and staff returned positive tests.

While Wednesday's update isn't surprising, it further complicates matters for members of an organization that currently has no baseball home. As Davidi noted, the Blue Jays are hopeful to start the regular season, currently scheduled to begin in late July, by playing home games in Toronto.

However, quarantine guidelines for individuals entering Canada from the United States may temporarily relocate the team back to Florida or to a different state. As things stand on June 24, players would be asked to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrivals to any Canadian city. 

The New York Mets and New York Yankees were given assurances on Wednesday that players returning to in-market facilities from states with high-infection rates, such as Florida, aren't subject to requested 14-day quarantines. 

Over the weekend, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that coronavirus spikes and outbreaks throughout Florida and other minor league markets led to MLB clubs choosing to conduct spring training 2.0 sessions at home ballparks.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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