June 16, 2021

Yankees are almost free of their coronavirus problem (New York Post)

The Yankees still have one minor leaguer who tested positive for coronavirus under quarantine and the minor league complex in Tampa remains closed at least until Thursday, but they’ve had no new cases on either the minor league side or with the major league roster.

Team spokesman Jason Zillo said Wednesday that no one is being tested or awaiting a result after the minors facility was shut down March 13, when the first minor leaguer reported symptoms and eventually tested positive.

Yankee minor leaguers have been self-quarantined since, with that quarantine set to be lifted Thursday.

“Those guys have been cooped up for 14 days now and [Thursday] is the end of it,’’ Aaron Boone said during a conference call Wednesday. “At that point, those guys are free to go home.”

The team has made clear that minor leaguers who might not be able to go home due to travel restrictions would be taken care of.

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