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Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres tests positive for covid-19

Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres tests positive for covid-19

The stellar Dominican shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., of the San Diego Padres, was placed on the absentee list this Tuesday by the security protocol by covid-19, said the leadership of the Californian Major League Baseball team.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Tatis Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 but is not showing any symptoms.

Two other players are pending close contact tracing, but were not identified.

“Naturally, it hits you a bit …” Tingler pointed out. First of all, you have to make sure that Tatis in this situation… does it feel good? Yes, it feels good. But you know he’s broken inside, mentally.

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Tatis is hitting .240 on average, but his seven robberies are tied for the top of the National League and his nine home runs are one behind “Old Circuit” leader Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves).

It was also known that the New York Yankees third base coach, Phil Nevin, fully vaccinated, is positive for covid-19, the Major League Baseball team said on this day. Due to the contagion, several coaches on the team are expected to be sidelined.

Nevin and many other coaches would miss the Yankees’ series opener with the Rays in Tampa Bay, and manager Aaron Boone noted that the team learned of Nevin’s positive test hours after a victory at home for Nevin. 3 × 2 on Sunday over Washington, as the team was en route to Florida.

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Phil Nevin “is currently under quarantine protocol in Tampa,” his team reported.

Yankees players and coaches received the single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on April 7, and the club passed the 85% vaccination threshold at the end of April, allowing MLB safety protocols by the covid-19 will relax in the clubhouse, dugouts and other team spaces. (GG) (AFP)

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