BALTIMORE – The New York Yankees had another positive Covid-19 test, this one involving a staff member, manager Aaron Boone said ahead of their game against the Orioles on Sunday.
Boone did not identify the staff member, claiming he was part of the team’s support staff. Another staff member was not available due to contact tracing.
The Yankees have had nine bright spots in the traveling squad since last week – three coaches, five staff and shortstop Gleyber Torres.
“We’re doing our best with it,” Boone said. “Fortunately, he’s another who feels good. So we will continue to try to be vigilant and manage this as best we can. “
The Yankees will be traveling another staff member with the team to Texas. The last member of staff who tested positive is quarantined in Baltimore.
Last week, the Yankees revealed that Torres tested positive for the coronavirus while fully vaccinated and previously had Covid-19. He’s in quarantine in Tampa, Florida.
In addition to Torres, the Yankees have three coaches and four roving employees who are revolutionary positives, meaning they tested positive despite having been fully vaccinated.
In addition, outfielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 10-day injury list on Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, after tearing a tendon sheath in his left wrist. The club tried to treat the injury with medication.
It is not certain that Hicks will need surgery.
“When he tried to swing both sides of the plate it wasn’t what he was looking for or what we were looking for,” said Boone.
In a matching move, the Yankees promoted outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre and he started in center field.