Former Cub and current Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday.
Chapman, 32, is experiencing mild symptoms, Boone said. He will not be with the team for the foreseeable future.
Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19. #Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that he is showing mild symptoms.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 11, 2020
With Aroldis Chapman having tested positive for COVID-19, Zack Britton would be a "natural guy" to install as the #Yankees closer, Aaron Boone said.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 11, 2020
Boone said that Chapman will not be with the team "for the foreseeable future."
Chapman, who helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series, is the third known Yankee to test positive for the coronavirus. Other Yankees known to test positive are former Cubs second baseman D.J. Lemahieu and pitcher Luis Cessa.
No Cubs players have tested positive since MLB's intake and monitoring process began.
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