While speaking with reporters earlier today, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman explained that teams cannot disclose which players are added to the COVID-19 related injured list during the upcoming 60-game season.
Perhaps Cashman should have included "as of this second" during those comments.
Also on Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that owners and the MLB Players Association are still discussing whether or not positive coronavirus tests fall under employment-related injuries.
For any other medical conditions that keep a player from rendering services, teams can only disclose that a medical condition is preventing a player from playing and how long the player is expected to be absent. The new COVID list seemingly falls under this category if the Basic Agreement is used as a guideline, unless MLB and the union negotiate otherwise.
Unlike the standard injured list, there's no set timetable for when players may return from the COVID-19 list. Such players remain ineligible until they produce two negative coronavirus tests and are cleared by team doctors while showing and reporting zero symptoms of the virus.
It's also worth noting a player doesn't have to experience symptoms or test positive to enter the COVID-19 list. Known exposure to an infected person or a physician noticing symptoms could lead to a team placing a player on its COVID-19 list.