Yankees-Red Sox postponed after positive COVID tests in New York – .

Yankees-Red Sox postponed after positive COVID tests in New York – .

NEW YORK (WABC) – The Yankees’ opener after the All-Star game against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests among New York pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said three more tests were pending and he assumed they would come back positive.
ESPN reports that the other three Yankees positional players who are in COVID-19 protocol are Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka and Gio Urshela.

Because Judge was at the All-Star Game with other players, it triggered contact tracing questions for Red Sox players.

Loaisiga was on the COVID-19 injured list on Saturday, when the Yankees were in Houston, and he did not return home with the team on Sunday. Cashman said most of the team’s players had been vaccinated , but not all.

While vaccinations do not prevent a person from contracting COVID, they do prevent serious effects.

“At the moment, everyone is fine,” he said.

Cashman said Major League Baseball has yet to decide whether to postpone Friday’s scheduled second game of the four-game series.

“We’re in a very fluid situation right now,” he said.

It was the eighth COVID-related report this season, but the first in nearly three months. A three-game streak was also pushed back with the New York Mets in Washington from April 1-4 and Atlanta’s game to the Nationals on April 5, two Minnesota games to the Los Angeles Angels on April 17-18 and a Twins. in Oakland. game on April 19.

Last year 45 regular-season games were postponed for virus-related reasons, but only two were left untouched, between St. Louis and Detroit. New York was among the first major league teams to reach the 85% vaccination threshold to reduce protocols against coronaviruses such as the abandonment of the mask in canoes and lift pens.

Despite all of those vaccinations, the Yankees had more than a half-dozen positive COVID tests in May, and third baseman Phil Nevin fell seriously ill.

The New York players were on the field for early batting practice about 3.5 hours before the scheduled start when the Yankees asked the media to leave the field while the team carried out COVID tests.

Boston entered the field as the postponement was announced for batting practice.

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