The Yankees received another positive COVID-19 test for one of their support staff members, bringing the total number of cases in their recent outbreak to nine. Boone said that the individual, who is asymptomatic, will remain quarantined in Baltimore.
Five support staff members have now tested positive, in addition to shortstop Gleyber Torres and coaches Phil Nevin, Reggie Willits and Matt Blake. All of those cases are asymptomatic, but their absences have left the club short-handed behind the scenes; Boone indicated that a flubbed replay challenge in Friday’s game was a result of that.
“We’re just doing the best we can with it,” Boone said. “We’ll just continue to try and be vigilant and handle it as best we can.”
At least one additional support staff member is joining the club in Baltimore and will travel on for the series against the Rangers, Boone said.
“I’m really proud of everyone and how they’ve handled it,” Boone said.