New York Yankees slugger Anthony Rizzo has examined optimistic for COVID-19, supervisor Aaron Boone introduced Sunday, in line with The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler.
Boone added that Rizzo has delicate signs and is feeling achy. The 32-year-old stated in June he had not been vaccinated, and it is unclear if that has modified.
Rizzo testing optimistic will stop him from enjoying within the Discipline of Desires sport on Thursday and enjoying in Chicago subsequent weekend.
The Florida native, who’s a most cancers survivor, is taken into account high-risk, and the Yankees are hoping his signs do not worsen over the subsequent a number of days.
Rizzo joins catcher Gary Sanchez and beginning pitchers Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery as Yankees gamers to just lately check optimistic for the virus.
The Yankees activated Luke Voit (knee) off the injured checklist to take Rizzo’s spot on the roster.
New York acquired Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs finally month’s commerce deadline. In 9 video games for the Bronx Bombers, he is hitting .281/.400/.563 with three house runs and 6 RBI.
Rizzo’s arrival within the Bronx has helped the Yanks, who’re 8-2 of their final 10 video games, flip issues round. At one level, it appeared as if New York would not make the playoffs. Now, the workforce could be very a lot within the working for a playoff spot with a 61-49 report, 1.5 video games out of an American League wild-card place.