Yankees COVID-19 optimistic exams wipe out MLB contest
FILE — Members of the Boston Crimson Sox take batting apply at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2021 within the Bronx borough of New York Metropolis. Adam Starvation/Getty Photos/AFP
Main League Baseball postponed Thursday’s scheduled recreation between visiting Boston and the New York Yankees after a number of COVID-19 optimistic exams throughout the Yankees group.
An MLB assertion mentioned the competition, the one Thursday outing deliberate following a break for the MLB All-Star Sport, was postponed “to permit for continued testing and get in touch with tracing.”
Following optimistic COVID-19 exams throughout the Yankees group, tonight’s recreation between the Yankees and the Crimson Sox at Yankee Stadium has been postponed to permit for continued testing and get in touch with tracing. MLB will proceed to supply scheduling updates as accessible.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 15, 2021
The Yankees introduced earlier than the sport was worn out that that they had positioned left-handed pitchers Nestor Cortes, who was born in Cuba, and Dominican Wandy Peralta on the Covid-19 record below MLB well being and security protocols.
The sport was solely the eighth of the marketing campaign to be postponed as a result of Covid-19 and the primary since April 19.
MLB allowed groups who reached the 85% vaccination degree to reduce coronavirus security measures reminiscent of face masks in dugouts and bullpens and the Yankees had been among the many first groups to qualify.
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