Yankees expected to host Red Sox Friday despite COVID-19 outbreak


Thursday’s sequence opener between the New York Yankees and Boston Crimson Sox at Yankee Stadium was postponed just a few hours earlier than the scheduled first pitch on account of COVID-19 points impacting the Bronx Bombers.

In response to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas, Jeff Passan and Buster Olney, the Yankees are anticipated to host the Crimson Sox Friday after six New York gamers examined constructive for the coronavirus. Pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr., and Wandy Peralta have been recognized to be constructive Thursday. All-Star Aaron Choose, third baseman Gio Urshela and catcher Kyle Higashioka have been within the protocol at the moment and have since been confirmed as constructive instances. 

Whereas the outcomes of Friday’s speedy COVID-19 assessments might result in one other postponement, Olney reported at 1:04 pm ET members of the Crimson Sox have been already on their option to the stadium. 

Yankees basic supervisor Brian Cashman stated a “majority” of the six gamers impacted by this newest outbreak had acquired a COVID-19 vaccine and have been asymptomatic. In the meantime, Thursday’s matchup between the golf equipment was the league’s first coronavirus-related schedule disruption since April 19.

The Yankees head into Friday evening at 46-43 and eight video games again of the first-place Crimson Sox (55-36) within the American League East standings.


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