Red Sox/Yankees Game Canceled Due To Yankees’ COVID-19 Outbreak

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has revealed the club has six ongoing COVID-19 cases, all players.

The three players on the Yankees’ COVID-related injury list are Nestor Cortes Jr., Wandy Peralta, and Jonathan Loaisiga — they tested positive for the virus. Three others are waiting for confirmation of positive results.

The cases appear to be asymptomatic. The Yankees as a whole have passed the league’s mandated 85% vaccination rates. Cortes, Peralta, and Loaisiga were all vaccinated.

The Yankees, one of the first teams to reach the recommended 85% vaccination rate, are dealing with their second COVID outbreak of the year.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox, one of few MLB teams that hasn’t reached the 85% threshold, are not showing any signs of COVID-19 infection.