Aaron Judge, among six Yankees players who have tested positive for COVID-19
All star player Aaron Judge He was one of six New York Yankees players who tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, which led to the game being postponed against the Boston Red Sox, which will open the second half of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season.
Sources told ESPN that the Yankees’ situation prompted other MLS players to undergo research tests for the virus to ensure they were not infected.
In addition to the judge, the third officer of the rank of Colombian Jiu Orchila and the hunter Kyle Higashioka Sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney that they have entered into the league’s COVID-19 protocols after testing positive in rapid tests and are awaiting confirmation of a more accurate test.
“It’s a fluid situation that can expand,” Cashman said. “It has spread somewhat.”
Major League Baseball indicated that the postponement of the game at Yankee Stadium was to allow more testing and contact tracing.
New York was one of the first major league teams to reach the 85% vaccination threshold to reduce coronavirus protocols, such as stopping mask use in the bunker and bull.
Cashman also mentioned that it’s not known what will happen to Friday’s game, as that’s an MLB decision.
The New York players were on the field for batting practice about three-and-a-half hours before their scheduled game start date Thursday, when the Yankees asked the media to step down while the team took a COVID test.
The Red Sox entered the field when the postponement to start batting practice was announced.
This is only the eighth game postponed due to COVID-19 this year and the first since April 19 (Twins-Athletics). There were 51 postponements due to COVID-19 last year.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.