ANDMilwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms.
Yelich and multifunctional player Jae Peterson entered the COVID-19 list, Chief Operating Officer David Stearns said Tuesday, adding that Peterson was quarantined due to contact tracing and not for testing positive.
Yelich -who received the vaccine against the virus- will miss at least 10 days from the first date you tested positive. Peterson will be out for at least seven days, Stearns said.
“This is clearly disappointing news for Christian,” Stearns acknowledged. “The most important thing for him is that he feels better. He has mild symptoms. I spoke with him in the morning. He is in a good mood. He is resting.”
The Brewers activated outfielder Lorenzo Cain from the disabled list and they called up Triple-A Nashville infielder Pablo Reyes to fill the spaces as they prepare for the three-game series against Pittsburgh.
Cain hasn’t played since May 31 due to a strained right thigh.
The team delayed Monday’s night flight to Pittsburgh and didn’t depart until Tuesday while conducting contact tracing and waiting for the results.
“Having the day (Monday) off was positive and we were lucky with that”, Brewers manager Greg Counsell said. “I don’t think we are completely saved, but I think it is a good indication that we have not had concerns about the virus spreading.”