The Yankees have informed their organization that a second minor league player has tested positive for coronavirus.
(CBS New York)– Coronavirus continues to impact the New York Yankees organization.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that a second player in the Yankees minor league system tested positive for coronavirus. According to reports, the team informed all of its minor league players about this and players are being tested and remain quarantined.
The New York Yankees have informed their minor league players that another minor leaguer in the organization has tested positive for coronavirus, sources familiar with the message distributed to players tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 17, 2020
The news comes days after the organization learned of a minor league player testing positive for coronavirus in Tampa Bay, Fla. The names of the players haven’t been released due to privacy issues.
Major League Baseball announced yesterday that the upcoming season would be pushed back until at least the middle of May in accordance with new CDC guidelines restricting gatherings of more than 50 people.