New York Yankees have 7 COVID-19 positives among coaches and support staff, says Aaron Boone – fr

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New York Yankees have 7 COVID-19 positives among coaches and support staff, says Aaron Boone – fr


The New York Yankees have confirmed seven positive for COVID-19 among their coaching and support staff, manager Aaron Boone said on Wednesday.
New positives include pitching coach Matt Blake. The Yankees announced Tuesday that third baseman Phil Nevin and first baseman Reggie Willits had tested positive for COVID-19.

Six of the seven people who tested positive are asymptomatic, Boone said. All seven people who tested positive have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

In addition, shortstop Gleyber Torres, who was also vaccinated, is excluded from the roster for Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays out of “abundance of caution” as the team awaits the results of the team. tests. Tyler Wade will replace him at the shortstop.

In a statement, the New York State Department of Health said it had spoken with “Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees to better understand where and when these coaches were vaccinated.”

“While there have been anecdotal reports of New Yorkers who have tested positive for COVID 14 days or more after receiving their last dose of vaccine, the DOH is investigating these cases as well as those related to the Yankees to determine if they meet the formal CDC. definition of vaccine breakthrough, ”the statement said.

ESPN’s Marly Rivera contributed to this report.

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