NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Saturday, a third Yankee tested positive for the coronavirus, but he’s the first one who was actually in camp.

Closer Aroldis Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 and says he has mild symptoms.

Chapman cleared his intake test this week before arriving at camp, but all players are required to be tested every other day. That’s when his test came back positive.

His last workout was on Tuesday, but manager Aaron Boone wouldn’t comment on whether or not Chapman had been at Yankee Stadium since then.

The Yankees immediately did contact tracing. So far, no other player Chapman has come in contact with has tested positive.

“We feel like we’ve handled it and are handling it. Again, this is something that even moving forward, a positive test is probably gonna come our way. It’s about doing all the things that hopefully as a whole keep us safe and healthy, but right now, we feel like we’re doing a good job in here of managing,” Boone said.

Boone says Chapman is doing well and won’t be back for the foreseeable future.

The All-Star will have to stay at home for the next two weeks.

  1. GoldGoddess says:

    Keeping him in prayers

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