Leadership / 07.21.21
Yankees-Red Sox Game Postponed Amid New York's Developing COVID-19 Scare, MLB Releases Statement
NJ.com (07/15/21) Kuty, Brendan
The July 15 Yankees-Red Sox game in New York City's Yankee Stadium was postponed due to Yankees players testing positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball (MLB) announced the postponement "to allow for continued testing and contact tracing," with the organization pledging to "continue to provide scheduling updates as available." Relievers Nestor Cortes and Wandy Peralta each were placed on the COVID-19 injured list earlier, while Jonathan Loaisiga went on the list later. In early May the team suffered an outbreak in which eight members of the traveling party, including shortstop Gleyber Torres, tested positive for the virus. Third base coach Phil Nevin was hospitalized, and the Yankees had said each member who tested positive had been vaccinated. With 85% of the Yankees' roster/staff having received a vaccine, the team had been operating under looser restrictions, in keeping with the game's health and safety protocols. The Red Sox, meanwhile, have not achieved the 85% vaccination threshold.
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