Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates on his way to first base after hitting a three-run home run to left field in the sixth inning of Game Four of the 2018 World Series against pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez #57 of the Boston Red Sox (not in photo) at Dodger Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- Potential Atlanta Braves outfielder Yasiel Puig announced Friday he tested positive for COVID-19.

"I am sorry to share with my fans, friends, and family who follow me and who really support me, that I have just been notified that I have tested positive for COVID-19," Puig wrote on Twitter.

Puig said that he is asymptomatic and that he feels fine, but will remain quarantined until "I receive two negative test results, which I hope will arrive shortly."

"I am sad that this has happened, but I believe that everything is in God's timing and that my return to MLB will happen in His perfect plan and timing for me," Puig wrote. "When I return to the field, I will do so knowing that I will have one less hurdle to overcome."

Puig finished his message saying he urged everyone to "take this pandemic seriously" and to, "Wear a mask, social distance, and follow your local protocols."

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