New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19, leaving the Yankees in an interesting position as we head close to the 2020 season.
Announced by Yankees manager Aaron Boone on Saturday, closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for coronavirus and “won’t be with the team for the foreseeable future”. However, Boone does not believe that Chapman has spread the virus to other players since they have followed proper protocol.
“Right now we feel like we’re doing a good job of managing,” said Boone. “We’ve done all our contact tracing and all our protocol.”
Chapman is so far the third Yankee to test positive for COVID-19, joining D.J. LeMahieu and Luis Cessa. Hopefully, we don’t see an increase in the number of positive tests over the next couple of weeks.
With Chapman now unlikely to be ready to begin the 2020 season, Zack Britton is the clear choice to take over as the Yankees primary closer due to his past experience in the role.
We’ve known this season will have its fair share of hurdles, but hopefully, the Yankees don’t have to face anymore that are too drastic.