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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez diagnosed with the flu, not tested for coronavirus

The Yankees won 103 games a season ago, but in some ways their success was overshadowed by the absurd number of injuries they suffered. Unfortunately for the colossus in the Bronx, the run-up to the 2020 season hasn’t brought measurably improved fortunes.

To recap, lefty James Paxton is sidelined until at least May after undergoing back surgery. Tommy John surgery has put right-hander Luis Severino out for all of 2020, and outfielders Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Aaron Judge (rib) are in doubt for Opening Day. As well, outfielder Aaron Hicks is still out after having Tommy John surgery last October.

Slugging catcher Gary Sanchez has been added the ledger. Over the weekend, it was revealed the Yankees backstop was dealing with back soreness. Then on Tuesday, Sanchez missed his scheduled batting practice due to a fever, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch. The Yankees later announced Sanchez has been diagnosed with the flu and will be away from the team the next few days.

“He’ll be re-evaluated on Friday. He’ll be kind of away from us for the next couple of days. We’ll see where he’s at at that point,” manager Aaron Boone told reporters, including NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 11, 2020 at 12:23 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: coronavirus, gary sanchez, infectious diseases

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   1. villageidiom Posted: March 11, 2020 at 09:59 AM (#5929413)
HOW WILL THE YANKEES LOSE PLAYERS TODAY?
   2. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 11, 2020 at 11:31 AM (#5929455)
vi if you're the Yankees you have to question the medical staff at this point. Injuries out the wazoo a year ago, already guys going down this year and now Sanchez gets the flu which has many similar symptoms as coronavirus and he doesn't get tested? I don't know. Seasons can take a funny turn when you least expect it.
   3. jmurph Posted: March 11, 2020 at 12:08 PM (#5929475)
It's definitely cause for... concern.
   4. Blastin Posted: March 11, 2020 at 01:59 PM (#5929529)
Sanchez gets the flu which has many similar symptoms as coronavirus and he doesn't get tested?


This is the actual protocol. People aren't getting both (and the symptoms aren't the same).
   5. . . . . . . Posted: March 11, 2020 at 02:03 PM (#5929532)
The Yankees changed the medical stuff over in the offseason. Hard to blame these guys for last year.
   6. jmurph Posted: March 11, 2020 at 02:04 PM (#5929534)
Everyone is making fun of Clapper's approach to all Red Sox news, for the record, no one is actually blaming the Yankees.
   7. jmurph Posted: March 11, 2020 at 02:06 PM (#5929538)
This is the actual protocol. People aren't getting both (and the symptoms aren't the same).

Actually just minutes ago read about curbside testing through a hospital network in Minnesota, and they're taking 3 swabs- the first test is for the flu, if that's ruled out they go on to coronavirus.
   8. pikepredator Posted: March 11, 2020 at 03:19 PM (#5929576)
More and more it looks like the Rays are well-positioned to take the AL East. even as a Red Sox fan I kinda get a kick out of them being the little engine that could.
   9. villageidiom Posted: March 11, 2020 at 03:59 PM (#5929596)
I for one am just riffing on the HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY thing. No animosity. It's like every day another Yankees player is succumbing to something. Today's entry, as pointed out by a Yankees-fan colleague:
Yankees left-hander Zack Britton was sent for tests after he was struck by a line drive during live batting practice on Wednesday
They got good news on Stanton and Paxton today, but to my colleague it seems like we're only one news cycle from hearing that Tanaka has scrumpox or something like that.
   10. Slutty Nutkins (CoB). Posted: March 11, 2020 at 08:04 PM (#5929685)
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: March 11, 2020 at 08:47 PM (#5929702)
I for one am just riffing on the HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY thing.

the great ones are never appreciated until they're gone, vi

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