St. Petersburg, Fla.-New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for Covid-19, despite adequate vaccinations and infections during the offseason.
Venezuela is one of eight members of the Yankees. Although they have been vaccinated, they have all tested positive.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone acknowledged Torres’s situation and said: “This is absolutely unexpected.” “Obviously, the person in charge of the diagnostic test, the Major League Baseball Office, is reviewing the situation. It must be a variant of this situation”.
The Yankees noted that the team conducted additional diagnostic tests and contact tracking with the help of the commissioner’s office and medical experts. The New York State Department of Health provided consultation.
Boone said: “The last few days have been very difficult.”
Torres saw the action during Tuesday’s game in Tampa Bay, but did not show up in the next day’s game.
Pitching coach Matt Blake, third baseman Phil Nevin, first baseman Reggie Willits and four staff members traveling with the team also tested positive.
New York reported that all plants in Tampa are under quarantine measures.
Boone said that none of them had symptoms, but they continued to test positive. He added that there are no new cases on Thursday and all other players can see the action against the Rays.
The manager commented: “There are still concerns.” “I think the only good thing now is that today is the first day and there are no new cases. All saliva tests performed yesterday returned to us today and they were all negative. I hope this is good. News, and hope this means we are heading in the right direction.”
Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash (Kevin Cash) said the Rays are happy with Thursday’s game.
Ray pitcher Tyler Glasnow (Tyler Glasnow) believes that vaccination is essential, so there is no need to reschedule the game.
Glasno said: “I think if it was last year, that game would be cancelled without a doubt.” “I think they have controlled the situation. As far as I know, no one on our team has tested positive.
Torres, 24, was placed on the COVID-19 handicapped list before Thursday’s game (the final of the Tampa Bay Series). In order to take his place, New York summoned Miguel Andújar of the Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre team.