Young Astros star Yordan Alvarez was notably absent from Astros camp today, though the precise reason isn’t yet clear. Manager Dusty Baker told reporters that he’s unable to provide further indication due to “league mandates.” Jake Kaplan of The Athletic was among those covering the chat (Twitter thread).
It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that Alvarez has tested positive for COVID-19, but that’s not necessarily the case. He may be held up for different reasons entirely. Even if the delay is related to the coronavirus, that doesn’t mean he has been infected.
Even if Alvarez is dealing with a health problem, it may still be hoped that he can return to action sooner than later. Whatever the case, Baker noted he’s hopeful that Alvarez will be able to report within a matter of days.
Alvarez, who recently celebrated his 23rd birthday, is expected to anchor the middle of the Astros’ already star-studded lineup after his mammoth debut season in 2019. He had dealt with knee issues last year and this spring, but the hope was that the long layoff would provide a respite.
GM James Click said just this morning that he believed Alvarez was ready for full-speed participation. The new top baseball operations exec did also note that some players and staffers in the organization had tested positive for coronavirus, though he did not offer specifics.
Obviously, we’ll all hope that Alvarez is able to resolve whatever issues he needs and report to Summer Camp sooner than later.
That’s OK don’t show up Alvarez. Astros don’t need you. LoL
Probably stuck in a trash can.
More likely he’s stuck inside your mom!
Oh the Pain
Not yet. He’s sixth in line.
He wasn’t on the team in 17 tho
People will jump to conclusions and say COVID, but maybe not. IDK where he lives, or where his family lives, but maybe he is having to get through travel restrictions. (IK he’s from Cuba, so I doubt he’s going back there during quarantine) Maybe he does have Covid, but there is literally no way to tell right now, any prediction as to why he’s out, will be far-fetched… including mine lol.
Nice to see a balanced opinion
Why would someone jump to the conclusion that he has covid?
I jumped to the conclusion that “did someone tell him we were reporting to camp”?
As an assistant checks his email address and calls his voicemail with the lovely, “the user has not setup their mailbox, goodbye.” Ah, to be 23 and paid to be responsible.
Why even report this?
Don’t players entering certain states have to quarantine for two weeks just like Joe Citizen? I
MLBTR would like to send our best wishes to Yordan and his family that he finds his way to the Astros camp in a safe and expedient manner.
Even better a up building comment for the Family, the Player & the Team to much negative these days or its all about “me” yet we are all in this together & we need to have each others back
Aaron judge jr. As in great rookie campaign and then he turns into the player he was projected as a minor.
So like Judge, he’s going to continue to be an MVP candidate?
An offensive force with an above average defence? Yes, terrible indeed
Judge was never projected to be injury-prone, which has been his only issue. He had been phenomenal when healthy.
Ask the Dodgers how much they regret giving him away for nothing.