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


Barring an surprising change, the New York Yankees will welcome the Boston Pink Sox to Yankee Stadium Friday for a night showdown between the rival golf equipment. 

MLB introduced Friday afternoon the Yankees have been cleared for Friday’s matchup following a COVID-19 outbreak that concerned six gamers reportedly testing optimistic for the virus. Pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta had been confirmed optimistic instances by Thursday evening, and ESPN has mentioned that All-Star Aaron Decide, third baseman Gio Urshela and catcher Kyle Higashioka are additionally optimistic after getting into the protocol Thursday. 

MLB didn’t affirm the second spherical of optimistic take a look at ends in its assertion. 

Based on the MLB web site, Loaisiga, Corte, and Peralta are all absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19, however not less than one of many six named gamers isn’t. 

“After conducting testing and phone tracing involving members of the New York Yankees’ group, the Membership’s residence recreation on Friday evening vs. the Boston Pink Sox at Yankee Stadium will proceed as scheduled,” the league defined. 

“The postponement of Thursday’s recreation can be made up as a part of a break up doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The primary recreation can be performed at 1:05 p.m. ET, adopted by the beforehand scheduled 7:05 p.m. ET recreation.”

MLB continued: “The Yankees are one in all a number of Main League groups to have reached the 85% vaccination threshold. The Pink Sox, nonetheless, haven’t reached that threshold.”

New York is 46-43 and trails first-place Boston, 55-36, by eight video games within the American League East standings.

Dr. Brian McDonough joined WFAN’s “Moose & Maggie” present earlier on Friday to debate this newest outbreak.


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