Boston Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe says Major League Baseball asked the team to stop testing for COVID-19 during its recent outbreak.
"MLB, they … told us (to) stop testing and just treat the symptoms," Renfroe told WEEI's "Merloni & Fauria" on Thursday. "And we're like, 'No, we're gonna … figure out what's going on, and try to keep this thing under control.'"
When asked directly if the league told the team to stop testing, Renfroe replied, "Yes."
MLB was quick to shoot down Renfroe's claims.
"He is completely wrong and inaccurate," a league spokesperson said, according to Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe.
"We have been following MLB's COVID-19 protocols all season long," the Red Sox said in a statement obtained by Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com. "We have consulted closely with them on everything we've done and continue to test, and their medical staff has been very supportive."