New York Yankees Now Have Groundbreaking Ninth Covid-19 Case – Deadline – fr

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New York Yankees Now Have Groundbreaking Ninth Covid-19 Case – Deadline – fr



UPDATE: A ninth member of the New York Yankees organization tested positive for coronavirus after being fully vaccinated.

Manager Aaron Boone said on Sunday that a “staff member” had tested positive, which they learned on Saturday evening. He did not identify the staff member, but said the new case was not among the coaching staff on the field. Previously, pitching coach Matt Blake, first base coach Reggie Willits and third base coach Phil Nevin, as well as shortstop Gleyber Torres, were named as the positive cases.

The staff member who tested positive on Saturday is in quarantine in Baltimore. The other positive cases remain in quarantine in Tampa.

EARLIER: Continuing a disturbing trend, the New York Yankees placed shortstop Gleyber Torres on the Covid-19 injured list today. The fully vaccinated player thus becomes the eighth member of the team to contract the coronavirus after being fully vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only reports patients who have been hospitalized or who have died in so-called “breakthrough” cases of those who come into contact with the virus even after being vaccinated. The CDC says a “small percentage” of people are expected to contract Covid-19 even after being vaccinated.

Major League Baseball said in late March that some Covid-19 health and safety protocols could be relaxed for organizations that had 85% of their travel groups fully vaccinated. Traveling groups include managers, coaches, coaches, players and other staff. The MLB and local authorities have also gradually allowed an increase in fan capacity at the ball parks, although the number varies by region.

Last year, the MLB had to cancel and postpone several games due to the Covid-19 outbreaks in the teams. Ball parks were largely empty of fans throughout the limited season, although capacity increased during the playoffs and world series.

However, the relaxed standards this year will result in even more teams with players contracting the virus, even as the number of cases and deaths decline, the Yankees have been hit particularly hard, with seven coaches and coaches infected before Torres, who has contracted the virus. virus for the second time in a year. He had already caught Covid-19 during the offseason.

The previous seven cases on the Yankees include pitching coach Matt Blake, third baseman Phil Nevin and first baseman Reggie Willits. Manager Aaron Boone said on Wednesday that six of the seven coaches and staff were asymptomatic.

“Major League Baseball, its medical experts, and the New York State Department of Health are currently advising and assisting the Yankees, who continue to undergo additional testing and contact tracing,” the team said in a report. communicated.

The San Diego Padres have also been hit hard by Covid-19. Four players were placed on the health and safety exclusion list, including star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., outfielder Jurickson Profar, shortstop Jorge Mateo, right fielder Wil Myers and first baseman Eric Hosmer. Their vaccination status has not been revealed.

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