NY Yankees Shortstop Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres examined constructive for COVID-19 regardless of being totally vaccinated and having beforehand contracted the coronavirus in the course of the offseason.

Torres is amongst eight so-called breakthrough positives among the many Yankees — individuals who examined constructive regardless of being totally vaccinated.

“Definitely surprising,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated of Torres. “Clearly everybody, Main League Baseball, that’s in control of testing is wanting into that. The variants that may very well be on the market if that’s the case.”

The Yankees stated the group is present process further testing and call tracing, with the help of the baseball commissioner’s workplace and its medical consultants. The New York State Division of Well being is advising the group.

“We’ve been rocked right here the final a number of days,” Boone stated.

Torres performed in Tuesday evening’s sport at Tampa Bay after which was out of the lineup Wednesday evening.

Additionally testing constructive had been pitching coach Matt Blake, third base coach Phil Nevin, first base coach Reggie Willits and 4 touring employees.

New York stated all are underneath quarantine protocols in Tampa.

Boone stated all eight are asymptomatic however proceed to check constructive. He added that there have been no new circumstances Thursday and that every one different gamers had been accessible to play towards the Rays.

“There’s nonetheless concern,” Boone stated. “I feel the one constructive proper now’s that at the moment was the primary day of no new circumstances. All saliva checks from yesterday which have come again in at the moment had been all damaging. I hope that’s excellent news and hopefully means we’re shifting in the best course.”


Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money stated the Rays are snug with Thursday’s sport being performed.

Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow feels vaccinations performed a key function in video games not being postponed.

“I feel if this was final 12 months, it could be like a canceled sport with none questions,” Glasnow stated. “I feel they’ve a great grip on what’s occurring. From what I do know nobody from our group has examined constructive or something, so there’s positively like separation from their aspect.”

The 24-year-old Torres was positioned on the COVID-19 injured listing earlier than Thursday’s collection finale at Tampa Bay. New York recalled infielder/outfielder Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

“I feel that guys are attempting to be as cautious and respectful to everyone as they’ll,” Yankees pitcher Corey Kluber stated. “It’s clearly altering at sure time limits, issues like that. So simply making an attempt to be on our toes and be prepared to regulate if vital.”


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