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Cleveland Indians' President Mike Antonetti speaks to a media member during the MLB general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 12, 2019.

Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti said a “couple” of staff members have chosen not to take part in the resumption of training camp due to COVID-19 concerns.

Speaking on a Zoom call Friday, Antonetti did not identify the staffers who have opted out or specify their roles in the organization. He added that he’s unaware of any players declining to participate because of health reasons. Antonetti said the club has spoken to “every high-risk individual” about the risks of returning.

The Indians are scheduled to re-open camp on July 1 in Cleveland.

“We would be fully supportive if anyone felt this wasn’t the right environment for them to participate,” he said.

Antonetti added that the club has “had a few isolated cases” of players testing positive for the coronavirus. He said there were cases in the Dominican Republic as well as at the team’s training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. He said all of the infected individuals have recovered or are only showing mild symptoms.