Yankees ace Cole tests positive for COVID-19

Sports

NEW YORK — Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not make his scheduled start Tuesday.

New York manager Aaron Boone made the announcement after Monday night’s 7-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Boone said he was informed of Cole’s positive test in the second inning.

In his second season with the Yankees, the 30-year-old right-hander is 10-6 with a 3.11 ERA in 21 starts. The four-time All-Star is coming off a 14-0 loss at Tampa Bay on July 29 in which he allowed eight runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Boone said Nestor Cortes Jr. likely will start in place of Cole. Cortes has no record and a 1.93 ERA in three starts and eight relief appearances for the Yankees this season.

Articles You May Like

Lawyer says one major event makes it more likely Trump could face charges
Ukraine war: 80% of troops killed or injured in elite military unit, says commander
Podcaster Dame Deborah James dies after battle with bowel cancer
NATO announces record ‘high-readiness’ troop expansion
Filmmaker reveals conversation with Trump days after he lost election