Yankees' DJ LeMahieu, former Brother Rice star, tests positive for COVID-19
NEW YORK – Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for COVID-19 and were not present at Yankee Stadium during the club’s Saturday workout.
Both players, who gave permission to publicize their COVID results, were diagnosed before arriving in New York and are isolating at their homes outside of New York State.
LeMahieu, a former star at Birmingham Brother Rice, is asymptomatic, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, while Cessa is dealing with "very mild symptoms'' according to Boone.
Boone said the club was hopeful that both players would be recovered in a short period of time.
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Catcher Gary Sanchez and closer Aroldis Chapman were awaiting COVID-19 test results and did not participate in Saturday's workout.
Boone suggested that travel delays were the reason that both players are still in the intake protocol process, awaiting the initial test results administered to all players.
LeMahieu makes his home in Michigan, but had been in Tampa, Fla., working out for some period after the formal spring training ended in mid-March. Cessa resides in Arizona.
Boone indicated that the rest of his 58-man player pool has completed coronavirus testing and are "good to go'' in this abbreviated camp.
Pete Caldera is the Yankees beat writer for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all Yankees analysis, news, trades and more, please ...
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