June 23, 2021

Yankees minor leaguers quarantined after player tests positive for coronavirus (The Athletic)

Yankees minor leaguers will be quarantined at a hotel in Tampa for the next two weeks under Florida Department of Health advice after a young player tested positive for coronavirus after exhibiting symptoms Friday morning. The unidentified player, who the Yankees say did not go to the minor league facility after exhibiting symptoms, is the first player in baseball to test positive for the virus.

The player was at the minor league complex on Thursday morning, general manager Brian Cashman said, but did not feel symptomatic until the next day.

“Turning the time period back, Thursday night he didn’t go out,” Cashman said. “He had ordered for pizza delivery to his room, and that was it. Symptom free up until Friday morning when he woke up.”

The player reported feeling feverish and fatigued and was tested for influenza and strep throat, both of which came back negative. He was quarantined, and the team received the positive diagnosis late Saturday…

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