The receiver of the Kansas City Royals Cam Gallagher has received a positive test to the COVID-19, Saturday, after having participated in a match intraéquipe.
The organization of the Royals were already without the services of its first recipient, Salvador Perez, also affected by the coronavirus.
“To say that I was taken by surprise would be little to say, said Gallagher MLB.com. I played in the match intraéquipe yesterday [Friday] and I felt good and I’m learning that I have received a positive test this morning [Saturday]. I am asymptomatic and I will continue to work hard during my forties to stay in shape.”
It is, therefore, to say that Nick Dini, the third receiver on the team, could start the season behind the plate. At the age of 26, the latter has only 20 games of experience in major league baseball.
Aroldis Chapman reached by the COVID-19
The reliever Yankees New York-Aroldis Chapman has been tested positive to the COVID-19.
It is the team manager Aaron Boone, who made the announcement on Saturday, stating that his athlete was experiencing “mild symptoms”.
“Currently, we have the impression that we do a good job of management, he said, during a video conference. We have done all follow-ups to the contacts he has had, and followed our protocol.”
Chapman will obviously have to be quarantined and will not return to his teammates in a “foreseeable future,” said Boone.
The gunner is the third positive case among the Bombers of the Bronx, after DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa.
Last year, Chapman has recorded 37 rescues. He has also maintained a record of 3-2 and an average of points earned from 2.21 in 57 innings pitched.