Aaron Judge among Yankees in COVID-19 protocol
15th July 2021

Aaron Judge is one of the six Yankees currently in COVID-19 protocol, according to ESPN.

Judge, catcher Kyle Higashioka and infielder Gio Urshela are the position players in the protocol, per the report. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Friday that pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes and Wandy Peralta tested positive for COVID-19 and that three other players had tests “pending.” The results of those pending tests are still unknown.

Judge played in the MLB All-Star Game in Denver on Tuesday.

Thursday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game in The Bronx was postponed because of the Yankees’ COVID issues.

The Yankees are one of the teams who have reached MLB’s 85-percent vaccination threshold, but not every player has been vaccinated. Cashman said most, but not all, of the six players who either tested positive or might have tested positive, were vaccinated.

This is the team’s second COVID outbreak this season, both coming after a large majority of the team received vaccines.

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