Touching is off-limits in the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse. It's not for any unsavory reason, unless you count pink eye.
The Brewers' clubhouse has been plagued by the infection during Spring Training, forcing several players to miss games while they undergo a quarantine for the illness. It's gotten so bad that the team has instituted a rule banning high fives among the team.
The move is an attempt to limit opportunities for the infection to be transmitted from carriers to those who haven't yet had the condition.
"We've been going through it for a while and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," said manager Ron Roenicke to USA Today.
The most recent pink eye victims on the team are catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz, who came down with the condition on Thursday.
Spring training is a particularly bad time for an infectious outbreak to occur considering the larger rosters teams are carrying. Clubhouses are even more populated than normal, and those close quarters are making the disease easier to spread among players.
The team plans to keep the high-five ban in effect until pink eye is absent from the clubhouse. Until then, everyone keep your hands to yourself.