Tomas Nido confirms he was a Mets player who tested positive for COVID-19

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Tomas Nido almost announced he was the Mets player who tested positive for COVID-19.The team’s backup receiver posted a picture of him in uniform on Instagram and wrote: “I miss being there with my brothers! I can’t wait to get back on the pitch soon. Wear your mask and stay safe, this virus will strike when you least expect it! Back soon. »He added the hashtags #fcovid #lfgm

Starting wide receiver Wilson Ramos commented on the photo: “We miss you brother !!!!! ”

Last Thursday, the Mets-Marlins game in Miami was postponed after a Mets player and coach tested positive for the virus. The Yankees-Mets streak over the weekend was also postponed as the Mets – who swept a double-sided Yankees in the Bronx on Friday – underwent daily testing and isolation.

On Tuesday, they put Nido and infielder Andres Gimenez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons and activated Gimenez on Friday. Third base coach Gary DiSarcina and bench coach Hensley Meulens were also not at Citi Field on Tuesday, although Meulens has since returned. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said on Tuesday that four players or coaches who tested negative were in close contact with those infected.

The team declined to comment on a timeline for a possible Nido return or what protocols Gimenez had to go through to join the team. Nido, 26, known for his defense, performed well offensively before his break, ating .292 with two homers and six RBIs in 25 at batting. Ali Sanchez made his second start in place of Nido in Game 2 of Friday’s double-game against the Yankees.



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