The Yankees have released a statement saying that three players have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Yankees Players Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
The following Yankees players have tested positive for COVID-19:
DJ LeMahieu, Yankees second baseman, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to sources. This is the first Yankees player to test positive for the virus since spring training began.
Luis Cessa is a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2016.
Cessa tested positive for COVID-19 on July 4, 2020, becoming the first known MLB player to test positive for the virus during the 2020 season.
Aroldis Chapman, relief pitcher, tested positive for COVID-19 on July 4, 2020. He is asymptomatic and is self-isolating at his home in Davie, Florida.
Yankees Players Who Have Tested Negative for COVID-19
So far, three New York Yankees players have tested positive for COVID-19. These players are outfielder Clint Frazier, pitcher Luis Cessa, and first baseman Luke Voit. All three players are in self-isolation and are being monitored by the team’s medical staff.
Gerrit Cole, who signed a record $324 million, nine-year contract with the Yankees in December, is the first player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Cole, 29, reported to spring training in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 17 and last pitched in a Grapefruit League game on March 6.
Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has tested negative for COVID-19, manager Aaron Boone said Sunday.
Stanton, who has missed the past two weeks with what the team has called left hamstring tightness, will travel with the Yankees on their upcoming road trip to Toronto and Baltimore. He could return to the lineup as early as Monday.
“He’s doing well,” Boone said of Stanton. “He’s been working hard down in Tampa, so hopefully we can get him back soon and get him going again.”
Stanton is one of several Yankees players who have tested positive for COVID-19 this season. outfielders Clint Frazier and Brett Gardner, infielder DJ LeMahieu and pitcher Luis Cessa have all missed time due to the virus.
On March 12, Yankees All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge became the first player in Major League Baseball to test positive for COVID-19.
“It’s something that’s going to hit home for everybody,” said Judge. “We’re all going to have to be really careful.”
Judge is the second Yankees player to publicly announce a positive test for the coronavirus, following Pitcher Luis Severino.