NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Catcher Gary Sánchez turned the most recent New York Yankees participant to check optimistic for the coronavirus on Thursday after beginning pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Gerrit Cole have been sidelined by COVID-19 earlier within the week.
Supervisor Aaron Boone stated the optimistic end result for Sánchez got here from a speedy take a look at and the Yankees have been awaiting the outcomes of a PCR take a look at.
Previous to tonight’s recreation, the Yankees made the next roster strikes:
•Positioned C Gary Sánchez on the COVID-19 injured listing.
•Chosen C Rob Brantly (#62) as a substitute participant to the 26-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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After Monday’s recreation towards Baltimore, Cole tested positive and was scratched from his scheduled start on the next day. Montgomery examined optimistic on Tuesday.
“I assume I’m little involved about every thing, however we simply acquired to do preserve doing the perfect we are able to,” Boone stated because the Yankees ready to face Seattle.
The three optimistic outcomes occurred after the Yankees returned from taking part in six video games towards the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins in Florida, the place COVID-19 circumstances are surging.
“We have been in Florida this previous week and that’s been one of many locations with some rising circumstances and issues like that,” Boone stated. “So I’m positive that might have performed a job, however it’s arduous to know who contracted what, when and the way.”
Not less than 85% of New York’s gamers are vaccinated, leading to a loosening of restrictions, however the Yankees nonetheless have been hit arduous of late.
Because the All-Star break, star outfielder Aaron Decide, third baseman Gio Urshela and backup catcher Kyle Higashioka have examined optimistic together with relievers Wandy Peralta and Jonathan Loaisiga.
Sánchez is batting .216 with 17 homers and 39 RBIs in 84 video games. He didn’t begin Wednesday however entered New York’s 10-3 win over Baltimore as a pinch-hitter.
To interchange Sánchez, Rob Brantly was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
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