Breaking New York Yankees: Phil Nevin tests positive for Covid 19, four other coaches suspect

New York Yankees, Phil Nevins
Feb 23, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin (53) at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As the New York Yankees were focused on starting a series with the Tampa Bay Rays, news has come out the Yankees 3rd base coach Phil Nevin, who has been fully vaccinated, has tested positive for Covid 19 virus. There is also news that other coaches may be involved as well. The Yankees released this statement:

“We have a breakthrough positive involving 3B Coach Phil Nevin, who is fully vaccinated. He is currently under quarantine protocol in Tampa. Under Major League Baseball’s guidance and advice, and with its assistance, additional testing and contact tracing are ongoing.”

UPDATE 5:24 PM

Manager Aaron Boone indicated that tonight’s game in Tampa would be played. Baseball development coordinator Mario Garza will coach first base and bench coach Carlos Mendoza will coach at third base in place of Nevin.

EmpireSportsMedia.com will be updating this story as more information becomes available.