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Former Woodward Academy star Delino DeShields Jr. has the coronavirus

Cleveland Indians' Delino DeShields bats during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Cleveland Indians' Delino DeShields bats during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Credit: Charlie Riedel

Credit: Charlie Riedel

Cleveland Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being quarantined from his teammates.

DeShields played baseball and football at Woodward Academy.

Chris Antonetti, the Indians’ president of baseball operations, said DeShields tested positive before coming to Cleveland. The Indians held their first workout at Progressive Field on Friday.

Antonetti said DeShields is doing well and has only had “very mild symptoms” at this point. He’ll have to twice test negative before he’s permitted to re-join the ballclub.

The 27-year-old DeShields spent the past five seasons with Texas. He was acquired by the Indians in the offseason trade that sent two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Rangers.