At least three Yankees players test positive for COVID-19, pausing MLB’s second-half return


The pandemic is far from over for the Yankees and MLB.

The pandemic is way from over for the Yankees and MLB.
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The Main League Baseball All-Star week, highlighted by the annual AL vs. NL sport and the Dwelling Run Derby, proved as soon as once more to be the perfect All-Star occasion in all {of professional} sports activities. The baseball world is using excessive on the wave of momentum that Fernando Tatís Jr., Vlad Guerrero Jr, Shohei Ohtani, and Pete Alonso supplied. Baseball couldn’t be arrange higher for a powerful second half, beginning with a sequence between American League East foes, the Boston Purple Sox and the New York Yankees. Sure, that is good.

Besides it’s not.

Tonight’s sport, the primary of the second half, has been postponed as a result of the Yankees are, as soon as once more, coping with COVID-19 issues. If it appears like a well-recognized story, it’s as a result of it’s. Three members of their employees examined optimistic for breakthrough instances of COVID-19 two months in the past, regardless of being absolutely vaccinated.

As Yankees normal supervisor Brian Cashman mentioned Thursday, their three optimistic assessments and the three assessments that they’ve pending are all gamers. The gamers with a optimistic check haven’t been named, however the Yankees did place left-handers Nestor Cortes and Wandy Peralta on the COVID-19 injured listing right now. ESPN’s MLB insider Jeff Passan clarified a report that two Yankees place gamers have examined optimistic along with Cortes and Peralta.

So like, math. That appears like 4.

Why can’t we have now good issues? Silly COVID-19 must go away and permit us to get again to having fun with our sports activities (which actually isn’t as much as COVID, however extra us, to do our half and get vaccinated).

Baseball is having a tough sufficient time with out a dumb pandemic getting in the way in which.

So, on high of the quite a few accidents, and on high of being second-to-last of their division and eight video games out of first place (held by the Purple Sox), the Yankees are actually coping with one other spherical of COVID points. It has been nothing wanting a season-long battle for the Bronx Bombers.


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