Major League Baseball quickly pushed back against claims made by Boston Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe alleging the league told his club to stop testing for COVID-19 amid a recent outbreak.
Speaking to WEEI's Merloni & Fauria show Thursday, Renfroe was asked if MLB wanted the Red Sox to halt testing procedures:
“[Renfroe] is completely wrong and inaccurate," a league spokesperson told the Boston Globe's Julian McWilliams following the interview.
The Red Sox also refuted their player, telling MassLive's Chris Cotillo they have stuck to MLB's guidelines.
“We have been following MLB’s COVID-19 protocols all season long," the team said. "We have consulted closely with them on everything we’ve done and continue to test and their medical staff has been very supportive.”