MAY 16: A tenth Yankee staffer has tested positive for COVID-19, manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including Marly Rivera of ESPN) this morning. That person is not a member of New York’s front-facing coaching staff.
MAY 12: Pitching coach Matt Blake and two other staff members tested positive, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com was among those to report. That brings the Yankees’ total to seven positive cases (three coaches, four non-coaches). The team also scratched shortstop Gleyber Torres from its lineup Wednesday out of “an abundance of caution,” Boone said (via Lindsay Adler of The Athletic). Wednesday’s game is still slated to take place.
MAY 11, 9:40pm: First base coach Reggie Willits also tested positive, James Wagner of the New York Times tweets.
9:23pm: A member of the Yankees’ clubhouse staff also tested positive, Boone told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com and other reporters. It’s not known whether that will affect Wednesday’s game between New York and Tampa Bay, but Boone said,“We are preparing tonight as though we are playing tomorrow.”
4:03pm: Manager Aaron Boone said Nevin is the only confirmed positive case as of now, Jack Curry of the YES Network relays. The team is awaiting the results on the other coaches, but Boone expects the Yankees to play Tuesday.
3:45pm: At least five of the Yankees’ coaches have tested positive for COVID-19, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports. All have been vaccinated and most are asymptomatic, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. It isn’t clear whether the Yankees will play their game in Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The league will make an announcement sometime soon, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com tweets.
Third base coach Phil Nevin is one of the coaches who tested positive, according to the team, which stated (via Mark Feinsand of MLB.com): “We have a breakthrough positive involving 3B Coach Phil Nevin, who is fully vaccinated. He is currently under quarantine protocol in Tampa. Under MLB’s guidance and advice, and with its assistance, additional testing and contact tracing are ongoing.”