After a season in 2019, to be marked by injuries, outfielder of the Texas Rangers Joey Gallo has proven to be attained of the COVID-19, Monday.
According to the director-general of the team, Jon Daniels, the star player was first reported positive on June 29, following the collection of a saliva sample. The test of the nose did not, however, shown no signs of infection. It’s finally Sunday, that Gallo has received the confirmation of his diagnosis, when a second saliva test performed on July 2, has been positive.
Asymptomatic, he said they feel very well and is in isolation at his home.
On Friday, another member of the Rangers, Brett Martin, had mentioned to be suffering from the disease. He had felt that low symptoms, but it is more at risk of complications, since he is diabetic.
Gallo has lived through several difficult moments. He missed a good part of the month of June 2019 due to a tear in the abdominal muscles, and then no longer played after the July 23, before going under the knife for a problem on the right wrist.
This does not prevent him from being invited to the all-star game of major league baseball. In only 70 games, he produced 49 points and hit 22 long balls, while showing a batting average of ,253.