Sources: At least five New York Yankees coaches test positive for COVID-19
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At least five coaches for the New York Yankees have tested positive for COVID-19, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN on Tuesday.

According to the outlet, the team has confirmed that third-base coach Phil Nevin tested positive for the virus. Manager Aaron Boone said that other coaches have not yet been confirmed.

Nevin, who has been fully-vaccinated against the coronavirus, is reportedly following Major League Baseball's quarantine protocol in Tampa, Fla. The Yankees are set to play the Rays in Tampa on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Boone told ESPN that the game is still scheduled to go on.

Major League Baseball rolled back its coronavirus restrictions for vaccinated players and staff in March, lifting mandates for masks to be worn in dugouts, bullpens, or weight rooms. It also began allowing vaccinated players to go without masks when they are around with other fully vaccinated individuals in hotel rooms.

Last week, the Yankees announced that they would open their stadium as a vaccination site for fans before games. They also promoted free tickets to attend the game if fans choose to get vaccinated.

“We want to thank Governor Cuomo for his decision, which will allow more fans into Yankee Stadium and provide us additional opportunities to further encourage people to get vaccinated,” the team said at the time.