ANDl newcomer Anthony Rizzo became the latest Yankees player to give positive for coronavirus.
Rizzo is the fourth Yankees player to be separated in the past week by COVID-19, joining starters Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery and Dominican catcher Gary Sánchez.
Rizzo tested positive after Saturday’s game, manager Aaron Boone reported. Rizzo went 4-0 in New York’s 5-4 win over Seattle.
Rizzo has been off to a good start with the Yankees since he was acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 29. First baseman is hitting .281 with three homers and six RBIs in nine games.
“I just talked to him. He’s fine,” Boone said before Sunday’s game, the last of the series against the Mariners. “He has symptoms (of COVID-19), but he is OK. Obviously a little affected but hopefully it is an opportunity for him to rest and come back, hopefully, sooner than expected. “
Cole tested positive on Monday, Montgomery on Tuesday and Sanchez on Thursday. Boone said the three of them feel better.
The bRote occurred after the Yankees returned from a six-game road trip in Florida to face the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins, in a state with a rise in COVID-19 infections. Rizzo made his New York debut on July 30 in Miami.
Since the All-Star break, outfielder Aaron Judge, Colombian third baseman Gio Urshela and recipient Kyle Higashioka have also tested positive for coronavirus, as well as two relievers: the Dominican Wandy Peralta and the Nicaraguan Jonathan Loáisiga.