ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Jake Cousins and Hunter Strickland tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and is more likely to be positioned in quarantine in basically the most up-to-date cases to have an designate on the NL Central leaders.
A third reliever, Jandel Gustave, will miss Saturday night’s sport at Atlanta as a result of contact tracing.
Earlier this week, star outfielder Christian Yelich tested positive for the coronavirus and modified into showing light indicators. Utilityman Jace Peterson modified into sidelined at the time as a result of contact tracing.
Asked if these original positives had been linked to Yelich’s case, Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell mentioned “no ability to clutch that.”
Counsell mentioned the group is “hoping we can minimize it and retain it where it is.”
The positive tests got right here after Cousins and Strickland, who Counsell mentioned have had vaccinations, reported indicators.
“Tonight’s sport is now not in jeopardy,” Counsell mentioned. “We’ve been alive to with Foremost League Baseball. We’ve completed exhaustive contact tracing. So no points with tonight’s sport.”
Counsell mentioned the group modified into fortunate that two relief pitchers bought in trades on Friday, Daniel Norris and John Curtiss, joined the Brewers in time for Saturday night’s sport.
“They’re both moral to pass,” Counsell mentioned.
“We’re handsome for the sport strategically to pass all out and strive to preserve the sport. We’re obviously a bit concerned right here is comely popping up so we’re seeking to get via that a part of it,” he mentioned.
Counsell mentioned he didn’t yet know if the gamers positioned in quarantine would remain in Atlanta when the group returns to Milwaukee on Sunday to initiate a homestand in opposition to Pittsburgh on Monday.
Counsell mentioned the positive tests had been basically the most up-to-date evidence that “COVID is tranquil around us.”
“We have to designate that,” he mentioned. “All americans is doing their handiest, nonetheless obviously … it’s hard.”
Cousins is 1-0 and has now not allowed a elope in 14 1/3 innings. Strickland is 0-1 with a 1.76 ERA in 14 games. Gustave is 1-0 and hasn’t allowed a elope in six appearances.
Cousins modified into positioned on the COVID-19 injured checklist, and Strickland will be positioned on the checklist on Sunday. Gustave modified into attach on the injured checklist for COVID-19 contact.
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