Diamondbacks first baseman/outfielder Seth Beer has tested positive for COVID-19, manager Torey Lovullo told Zach Buchanan of The Athletic and other reporters. It’s unclear whether Beer is asymptomatic, Buchanan adds. Regardless, he’ll need to log two consecutive negative tests before he’s eligible to rejoin the Diamondbacks.
Arizona’s among the teams hit hardest by the virus in recent weeks. Prior to Beer, the club saw several players – outfielder Kole Calhoun, pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho, as well as multiple unnamed individuals – test positive for the illness. The Diamondbacks also lost righty Mike Leake for the season, as he opted out of playing because of health concerns.
Beer isn’t on the Diamondbacks’ 40-man roster, but the team does have him in its 60-man player pool. The 23-year-old power hitter is a recent first-round pick, having gone 28th overall to the Astros in 2018, and joined the D-backs in the two clubs’ blockbuster Zack Greinke deal at last summer’s trade deadline. Beer accrued 533 plate appearances between High-A and Double-A ball in 2019, when he slashed .289/.388/.516 with 26 home runs.
So corona is confirmed beer?
let the corona beer puns commence
Reminds me of my high school photography teacher, Mr Beers.
So many cases it’s pretty amazing. Seems like this will be a huge issue to play any amount of games.
Hope he doesn’t get a fever. There’s nothing worse than warm Beer.
I’m scared that the Rangers are in the same division as the D-backs. I love the way their organization is ran, the fan base is great, and chase field is a nice park. Plus, having a competitive team helps. BTW I saw the PETCOA projections that came out today, and they said the D-backs would be 10 games back of the Dodgers in the West, and I don’t see why. All in all, the D-backs are underrated, I’m scared for the Rangers, and finally I hope Beer gets better.
@rangers29——I’m scared that you think the Rangers are in the same division as the Dbacks.
Im scared that you don’t know that divisions were realigned for the season but are still commenting on other people’s posts
Divisions weren’t exactly realigned though, right? There will simply be a larger number of inter-league games based on geographical region. Teams will still play other teams in their original division more often. I get that the bigger divisional picture is more blurred with the chaos, though.
I’m scared people don’t realize Arizona and Texas Covid19 cases are not close to peaking yet.
That’s a much better way to put it
I’d like to see an article that summarizes the number of cases on each team.
Calhoun and Guerra are the only starters where it could hurt AZ. Bracho is still post TJ recovery and Beer maybe had a shot for some DH at bats but that was a long shot. As far as Leake goes, we don’t need an innings eater for 60 game season.