Boston, Massachusetts 2021-08-02 23:13:17 –
New York (AP) — The Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not make the start scheduled for Tuesday, the team’s latest virus retreat.
New York manager Aaron Boone made the announcement after losing 7-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. He said he was informed about the positive test twice.
“For now, he’s the only one,” Boone said.
Earlier this month, Star Slugger’s Aaron Judge was one of six Yankees players who tested positive for the coronavirus.
“It’s definitely hard. It was a tough year. Cole and the news were definitely low hits,” said Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez through an interpreter.
The call is 10-6, with 21 starts and 3.11 ERA. The four All-Stars lost 14-0 in Tampa Bay on July 29, allowing eight runs in 51/3 innings.
The 30-year-old Cole is in his second season with the Yankees.
Boone said Nestor Cortes Jr. is likely to start on Tuesday night against the Orioles instead of calling. Cortez has no record and has recorded 1.93 ERA in the Yankees’ three starts and eight relief appearances this season.
The Yankees’ first match after the All-Star break against Boston on July 15 was postponed due to a virus outbreak.
Judge, pitcher Jonathan Loáisiga, Wandy Peralta, Cortez, catcher Kyle Higashioka and infielder Gio Urshela are on the COVID-19 injured list.
Several teams around the major have recently been affected by a positive virus test. Among them, Milwaukee Brewers brought Josh Hader, star outfielder Christian Yelich, pitcher Jake Cousins, Jandel Gustave and Hunter Strickland closer to the COVID-19 injured list last week.
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