Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman out for ‘foreseeable future’ after Coronavirus positive report
Chapman is dealing with mild symptoms
New York : Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for coronavirus and he was mild symptoms, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Saturday. As a result, Chapman will not be around the team “for the foreseeable future”.
In accordance with MLB protocol, Aroldis Chapman won’t be allowed to rejoin the team Yankees until he has two consecutive negative tests, is free of fever for at least 72 hours and is cleared by a doctor.
Chapman joins a growing list of stars to test Covid-19 positive. Some of the bigger names include Freddie Freeman, Salvador Parez, Luis Cessa and DJ LeMahieu.
With opening day less than two weeks away , the Yankees will not be able to count on having Chapman available for the early portion of the 60- game schedule. Alternative plans are already being made.
Zack Britton is a candidate to replace Chapman as closer if he’s unavailable when the regular season is scheduled to begin July 23 in Washington.
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