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Some MLB players plan to wear mask on the field


The Yankees Clint Frazier plans to wear a mask during games to set an example.
Play ball – and mask up, too.
Protective face coverings won’t be out of sight when Major League Baseball resumes in less than two weeks. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field.
MLB’s safety protocols require masks in clubhouses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and coaches and managers are required to wear them in dugouts, but they’re optional on the field. Some are going to wear them during games as well.
New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier has been experimenting with various masks during intrasquad scrimmages. He says it’s not only a matter of safety but setting an example during televised games.
“We have a big platform,” Frazier said.
Safety is a concern, too. Teammates Aroldis Chapman, DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa are all sidelined due to the virus.
Frazier won’t be alone.
“I’m masking up, too,” Atlanta third base coach Ron Washington said.
At 68, Washington has seen fellow Braves coach Eric Young Sr. and Mets hitting coach Chili Davis opt out this season.
“I know I’m one of the high-risk guys,” he said. “I trust the protocol that MLB has in place and I also trust Ron Washington even more.”
“This is very safe,” he said Sunday, adding, “Sixty games? I can hide out for 60 games.

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