The New York Mets received some tough news on Friday.
The Mets announced that outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Friday’s home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Each player will be placed on the MLB’s COVID-19 injured list, which requires no minimum stay.
Under the league’s 2022 health-and-safety protocols, players who test positive are subject to a 10-day absence from the club, though it’s possible to be reinstated in less time if the player has gone 24 or more hours without a fever, received a pair of negative PCR tests, and been given approval from a team physician and the MLB/MLBPA joint committee.
Mets manager Buck Showalter told reporters that with both Nimmo and Canha sidelined for at least the next few days, outfielder Nick Plummer and infielder Matt Reynolds are with the team.