Rockies dealing with major COVID-19 scare to start second half
The Colorado Rockies are having a rough start to the second half of the MLB season with a COVID-19 outbreak.
The MLB All-Star break has ended, and some teams are having a rough go to start the last half of the season. The New York Yankees are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak, as six of their players tested positive. They’re not the only club that is dealing with COVID-19 among their team members.
The Colorado Rockies also have coronavirus issues within their clubhouse. As of now, four players have tested positive, but more could be on the way. This outbreak could end up postponing their game on Friday if MLB decides it’s not safe for the players to play.
The Colorado Rockies have a major COVID-19 scare to start the second half of the MLB season.
The Rockies’ COVID-19 situation is currently developing, but it isn’t looking good. Pitchers Antonio Senzatela, Yency Almonte, Jhoulys Chacín and outfielder Yonathan Daza are all out and have entered health and safety protocols, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding. However, there has been no official announcement from the team on whether the players tested positive or entered the protocols because of contact tracing.
Despite the outbreak, Colorado is still scheduled to play Friday night. The Rockies called up four AAA players to fill the holes, and Chi Chi González will replace Senzatela as the starting pitcher for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, per Harding. Manager Bud Black is also out and will be replaced by Mike Redmond.
The Yankees had a similar situation Thursday that caused their game against the Boston Red Sox to be canceled. MLB has yet to release a statement on the Rockies outbreak, which means Colorado and Los Angeles are still scheduled to play at 8:40 p.m. EST.