False positives would be good for Phillies because it would take incubation period of the team’s most recent exposure back to last Sunday vs. Marlins. The hope is that they’d be in the clear, at least when it comes to the fallout of the Marlins’ series and its long-term impact.
Returning too quickly is no doubt a fear. Multiple days off is bad for players. Their routines are sacrosanct — especially pitchers’. And with the rash of arm injuries we’ve seen already this season, pitchers who have been on the sideline are already extraordinarily wary.