Which Yankees Got COVID?

Find out which New York Yankees players have tested positive for COVID-19 and learn more about the team’s outbreak.

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Introduction

On August 26, 2020, the New York Yankees announced that nine players and seven staff members had tested positive for COVID-19. The team was forced to cancel their game against the Philadelphia Phillies and postpone their game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The infected players were placed in isolation and the team’s spring training facility was closed for deep cleaning.

The Yankees are not the only team to be impacted by the virus this season; several other teams have had games postponed or canceled due to positive tests. With the 2020 MLB season in full swing, it’s important to keep track of which players and staff members have been infected. This information can help you make informed decisions about your own health and safety.

Below is a list of all the Yankees who have tested positive for COVID-19. We will update this list as more information becomes available.

1. DJ LeMahieu – Infielder
2. Luis Cessa – Pitcher
3. Aroldis Chapman – Pitcher
4. Zack Britton – Pitcher
5. CC Sabathia – Pitcher
6. James Paxton – Pitcher

The Yankees Who Got COVID

The New York Yankees have had a lot of their players test positive for COVID-19. We don’t know all of the Yankees who got COVID yet, but we do know some of them. We also know that some of them have already recovered and are back to playing.

DJ LeMahieu

The first baseman was placed on the injured list on July 18th with what was then termed “an undisclosed illness.” Four days later, it was revealed that LeMahieu had tested positive for COVID-19 and would be sidelined for at least two weeks.

Luis Cessa

Luis Cessa was a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees in 2019. He made his debut in 2016. In 2019, he had a record of 10-1. He was placed on the Injured List on August 9, 2020, with a strained left oblique muscle. On August 25, it was announced that Cessa had tested positive for COVID-19.

Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees’ star closer, was the first player on the team to test positive for COVID-19. Chapman, who is from Cuba, said he was asymptomatic and is now quarantining at his home in Davie, Fla. He is the only player on the team to test positive so far.

The Yankees Who Didn’t Get COVID

Only three Yankees players have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the team is in the clear. Here’s a look at the Yankees who have avoided the virus.

Gerrit Cole

Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole was the lone member of the team to test positive for COVID-19 during spring training 2.0, general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday. Cole, who is asymptomatic, tested positive Tuesday and is currently in self-isolation

Giancarlo Stanton

Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton was one of the team’s most prominent players to test positive for COVID-19, but he is now fully recovered and has returned to the lineup. The slugger first experienced symptoms in early March, but he did not test positive until later in the month. Stanton missed the beginning of the season as he recovered, but he has since been cleared to play and has rejoined the team.

Aaron Judge

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was the last Yankee to test positive for COVID-19 and he has now been cleared to return to the team. Judge was asymptomatic and did not feel ill at any point during his battle with the virus.

Conclusion

As of September 2020, a total of 28 members of the New York Yankees (including players, coaches, staff, and others associated with the team) have tested positive for COVID-19.

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